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Research Proposal-Intimate Partner Violence
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Research Proposal-Intimate Partner Violence Name: Institution: Abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a form of violence that occurs between intimate people in a relationship. IPV may affect people from all ages, gender and ethnicity, but it is notably predominant among women in relationships, with most of the perpetrators being their intimate male counterparts.
This situation raises further concern because some hospital and clinic-based research bids have also shown that there is an association between increased IPV risk and pregnancy. As such, it becomes necessary for the obstetric-gynecologic nursing department to make rigorous screening so as to handle the health threat posed by IPV. Research has therefore been focused on the significance, completeness, acceptability and accuracy of different screening instruments and methods. Better screening methods and approaches have been identified, but the exercise of screening has not yet attained perfection due to non-disclosure. The problem is disproportionately high among immigrant minorities and this affects implementation of intervention measures to curb IPV. In order to enhance screening there is a need to find out factors that cause non-disclosure, which in turn, affects results obtained and used in decision-making and policy formulation. The determination of these factors will be a helpful step towards finding countermeasures that will help improve the screening process. This paper proposes an approach towards solving the non-disclosure challenge and its underlying causes as well as countermeasures. Key words: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Immigrants, Minorities. ...
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