They think that because the abuse is not seen it is their fault and tells them because it is not seen that it is okay. They may not see that it has not been found. All they continue to see is that it is their fault and they are to blame. "The disproportion between, on the one hand, what is now medically and technically feasible, and, on the other, what development within society makes economically possible, makes the need for health service research more urgent than ever--especially when such research incorporates sociology, education, and economics." [Crombie & Wiley, 1996, pp. 302] In this article, the authors are saying that traditional medicine is starting to see the need of and importance of a more all broad view in these cases.
In the introduction of the study, the authors state that medical model does not work in this case. I have shown why that is in the paragraph above. The statement made by the authors was not surprising. If the patient can not be helped by using the Medical Model of Treatment, children would not benefit either. Even if the children were not in treatment, if their parent was and the medical model helped them the children would have benefited. A healthier parent takes better care of her children.
The voluntary programs talked about in the study worked better for the victims. These services were formed to look at abuse not at just at the mental diseases abuse causes. The patients gained more from the programs because the were set up for the purpose of dealing with abuse. They listen to the patient and don't ignore the abuse itself. The find it is there and work towards fixing that problem which is the reason for the mental disorder. These programs deal with abuse and have experience so they are better able to help victims. They know how to help not just with mental health issues but with the abusive relationship as well. These models tell the women that the abuse is not their fault and they are not to blame. The abuser is wrong, not them. If the medical model never changes to see the whole picture, it will never help victims of abuse. It can not because it does not see the abuse. If you can not see it, it will never be fixed. The voluntary model works best for victims of abuse. It looks at the entire problem. It sees the whole picture of what is happening. This helps the patient and is the method that will solve the patient's problems or at least shows the patient what she needs to do. The decision to do it has to be made by the patient. In the voluntary model the patient's fears were recognized. They were not blamed for causing the abuse and they are not blamed because they stayed in the abusive relationship. The voluntary programs gave the women choices that they could see. It showed them how they could take action now to stop the abuse. When the abuse stops they began to see that the emotional problems were caused by the abuse. The emotional problems were not present because of them. The problems existed because of the abuse. Offering emergency shelters and other services protected the children as well. As soon as a patient decided to go to a shelter both the patient and the children were immediately safer. The voluntary services empowered the women. The positive