Academic journal article ABNF Journal

Violence by Any Other Name Is Still Violence

Academic journal article ABNF Journal

Violence by Any Other Name Is Still Violence

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It is with the contrasting feelings of great privilege, yet sorrowful trepidation that I edit this special issue of The ABNF Journal. Although indices note some reductions in recent years, violence against women, children and elders continues to be a major public health problem of epidemic proportions. The goals of Healthy People 2000 to reduce homicide, rape and physical abuse of women by male partners were not met. These goals remain for Healthy People 2010. As such, educators as well as health care practitioners need to be aware of, sensitive to and responsive to the problem of violence in all levels of the health care system.

This volume of The ABNF Journal is thus dedicated to all survivors of violence with the missive to prevent further violence and intervene as effectively as possible when the problem is identified. The Taylor, Tripp-Reimer, and Banks-Wallace article speaks to the value of using storytelling as a teaching methodology for nursing students to illustrate concepts related to violence against women. Retelling the ancient story of Vashti in the biblical book of Esther so poignantly demonstrates issues related to psychological, sexual and economic violence that have the potential to escalate into physical violence even today.

The Nedd article illustrates the relationship of depression and stress to emotional abuse. This relationship has implications for identification and interventions to prevent further deterioration of health among abused women. …

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