Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

FEBRERO 2006 N° 1 Volumen 9

The Nurse and domestic violence

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López Palenzuela A, gonzález T. La enfermera ante la violencia doméstica. Metas de Enferm feb 2006; 9(1): 20-26


1Ainara López Palenzuela, 2Teresa González Celada


1Diplomada en Enfermería. Licenciada Europea en Enfermería, Master en Enfermería. Maternidad del Hospital Txagorritxu. Osakidetza/Servicio Vasco de Salud.2Diplomada en Enfermería. Especialista en Enfermería del Trabajo. Maternidad del Hospital Txagorritxu. Osakidetza/Servicio Vasco de Salud.

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The aim of this paper has been to determine the attitudes, knowledge and practice of the nursing professionals when faced with domestic violence.
A questionnaire-based descriptive study was designed with the participation of 73 nursing professionals.
The results showed a clear association with the term of domestic violence with physical and psychological maltreatment. There appears to be a relationship between the fact of knowing someone from within the setting with the ability to identify or intervene professionally in a case.
It is concluded that there is a general feeling of lack of information on this subject. Greater multidisciplinary organisation is needed for a more effective intervention.


woman; domestic violence; Gendermaltreatment

Versión en Español


La enfermera ante la violencia doméstica