A theory-based primary health care intervention for women who have left abusive partners. – Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M., Varcoe, C. M., & Wuest, J. (2011).

Ford-Gilboe, M., Merritt-Gray, M., Varcoe, C. M., & Wuest, J. (2011). A theory-based primary health care intervention for women who have left abusive partners. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(3), 1-17.

Abstract from Authors:

Although intimate partner violence is a significant global health problem, few tested interventions have been designed to improve women’s health and quality of life, particularly beyond the crisis of leaving. The Intervention for Health Enhancement After Leaving is a comprehensive, trauma informed, primary health care intervention, which builds on the grounded theory Strengthening Capacity to Limit Intrusion and other research findings. Delivered by a nurse and a domestic violence advocate working collaboratively with women through 6 components (safeguarding, managing basics, managing symptoms, cautious connecting, renewing self, and regenerating family), this promising intervention is in the early phases of testing.

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Addressing trauma, violence and pain: Research on health services for women at the intersections of history and economics. – Browne, Annette J., Varcoe, Colleen M., & Fridkin, Alycia. (2011).

Browne, Annette J., Varcoe, Colleen M., & Fridkin, Alycia. (2011). Addressing trauma, violence and pain: Research on health services for women at the intersections of history and economics. In O. Hankivsky (Ed.), Health Inequities in Canada: Intersectional Frameworks and Practices (pp. 295-311). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Using an intersectional perspective in health services research, this book chapter is aimed at analyzing and improving health care by drawing attention to the following: how health problems are framed; why particular problems are prioritized, and thus legitimized, over others; how multiple health and social issues such as violence and trauma, chronic pain, addictions, and poverty intersect; and the importance of structuring health services in ways that address the intersecting realities of people’s lives. These areas of analysis are critical to developing strategies for mitigating the ongoing marginalizing and racializing inequities that shape the lives and health of many women in Canada.

Attributing selected costs to intimate partner violence in a sample of women who have left abusive partners: A social determinants of health approach. – Varcoe, C. M., Hankivsky, O., Ford-Gilboe, M., Wuest, J., Wilk, P., Hammerton, J., et al. (2011).

Varcoe, C. M., Hankivsky, O., Ford-Gilboe, M., Wuest, J., Wilk, P., Hammerton, J., et al. (2011). Attributing selected costs to intimate partner violence in a sample of women who have left abusive partners: A social determinants of health approach. Canadian Public Policy, 37(3), 359-380.

Abstract from Authors:

Selected costs associated with intimate partner violence were estimated for a community sample of 309 Canadian women who left abusive male partners on average 20 months previously. Total annual estimated costs of selected public- and private-sector expenditures attributable to violence were $13,162.39 per woman. This translates to a national annual cost of $6.9 billion for women aged 19–65 who have left abusive partners; $3.1 billion for those experiencing violence within the past three years. Results indicate that costs continue long after leaving, and call for recognition in policy that leaving does not coincide with ending violence.

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Health care’s response to women exposed to partner violence: Moving beyond universal screening [Editorial]. – Wathen, C., & MacMillan, H. L. (2012).

Wathen, C., & MacMillan, H. L. (2012). Health care’s response to women exposed to partner violence: Moving beyond universal screening [Editorial]. JAMA, 308(7), 712-713.

Editorial can be found here