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Open Access Intimate Partner Violence: A Global Health Perspective La violence perpétrée par un partenaire intime : une perspective de la santé mondiale

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Intimate partner violence is a serious violation of human rights and a significant global health problem. As the largest health workforce worldwide, nurses are well positioned to address this health issue. Based on literature from various countries, this article presents a summary of the literature on health consequences, costs, prevalence, risk factors, perceptions, and manifestations of intimate partner violence, and women's responses to it. Next, building on the author's program of research on intimate partner violence, the article highlights a number of implications for nursing: intersectionality; micro, meso, and macro levels; social violence; violence throughout a woman's lifespan; and the migration context and process. Finally, the article presents research and practice recommendations for nurses and proposes North–South collaborations and capacity-building to address the complex nature of this global health problem.

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La violence perpétrée par un partenaire intime est une grave violation des droits de la personne et un problème de santé important à l'échelle mondiale. Les infirmières et les infirmiers, qui constituent la catégorie de professionnels de la santé comptant le plus d'effectifs dans le monde, sont bien placés pour s'attaquer à cette problématique. S'appuyant sur une documentation provenant de divers pays, cet article présente un résumé des documents traitant des conséquences sur la santé, des coûts, de la prévalence, des facteurs de risque, des perceptions et des manifestations de la violence perpétrée par un partenaire intime, et de la réactions des femmes à cette problématique. Puis, utilisant comme assise le programme de recherche de l'auteur sur la violence perpétrée par un partenaire intime, l'article met en lumière plusieurs implications à l'endroit de la profession infirmière : l'intersectionnalité; les échelles micro, meso et macro; la violence sociale; la violence que subit une femme au cours de sa vie; le contexte et le processus de migration. Pour terminer, l'article présente des recommandations à l'intention du personnel infirmier en matière de recherche et de pratique et propose des collaborations et un renforcement des capacités Nord-Sud dans le but de faire face à la nature complexe de ce fléau mondial.

Keywords: ECOSYSTEMIC FRAMEWORKS; GLOBAL HEALTH; INTERSECTIONALITY; INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE; SOCIAL VIOLENCE; VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN; VIOLENCE THROUGHOUT A WOMAN'S LIFESPAN; VIOLENCE THROUGHOUT THE MIGRATION PROCESS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2012

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