uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Striving to make a difference: health care worker experiences with intimate partner violence clients in Tanzania
Mubimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), IAHS, ADM School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health. (Internationell kvinno- & mödrahälsovård/Essén)
Show others and affiliations
2009 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 30, no 1-2, 64-78 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we describe health care workers' (HCWs') experiences and perceptions of meeting clients exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV). Qualitative content analysis of in-depth interviews from 16 informants resulted in four main themes. The first, "internalizing women's suffering and powerlessness," describes HCWs' perceptions of violence, relating it to gender relations. The second, "caught between encouraging disclosure and lack of support tools," refers to views on possibilities for transparency and openness. The third, "Why bother? A struggle to manage with limited resources," illustrates the consequences of a heavy workload. Last; "striving to make a difference," emphasizes a desire to improve abilities to support clients and advocate for prevention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 30, no 1-2, 64-78 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98241DOI: 10.1080/07399330802523618ISI: 000262108100007PubMedID: 19116822OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98241DiVA: diva2:173925
Available from: 2009-02-18 Created: 2009-02-18 Last updated: 2010-12-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed
By organisation
Department of Women's and Children's Health
In the same journal
Health Care for Women International
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 197 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link