Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Evaluation of Trauma-Informed Integrated Health Models of Care for Women: A Qualitative Case Study Approach

Buy Article:

$24.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

For victims of partner abuse and trauma in Southwestern Ontario, unique options are available showcasing integrated models of trauma-informed care between social service agencies and primary health-care providers; however, little formal evaluation of these integration models has been completed. The purpose of this multiple case study approach is to examine the acceptability and perceived impacts of two models of trauma-informed social and primary care services, and identify gaps and recommendations for improving the quality of services offered to marginalized women. Participants were recruited from two models of care (facility- and system-level integration) utilizing three groups of participants: (a) administrators (n = 4); (b) frontline service providers (n = 10); and (c) women who utilized the services (n = 25). Despite the different approaches and limited resources, both integration models were acceptable in terms of suitability and comprehensiveness of integration and were impactful through strong partnerships and ameliorated system navigation. Unique to the facility-level integration model (e.g., had a nurse practitioner available onsite) was increased accessibility to health care and perceived improved mental and physical health in spite of the gaps in service provision and desire for additional services. Specific to the system integration model was the highlighted divergent views of care from outside health and social services resulting in an expressed desire by women for a facility integration approach. This study found, regardless of the model, that facility or system integration was highly acceptable and perceived to be impactful for victims of partner abuse and trauma.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2018

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more