Management of Victimized Patients in Greek Primary Care Settings: A Pilot Study

Maria Papadakaki, Eleni Petridou, Elena Petelos, Evi Germeni, Manolis Kogevinas, Christos Lionis

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Abstract

The study explored the perceptions and practices of general practitioners (GPs) regarding the identification and management of victimized patients in primary care settings. A qualitative study was conducted employing three focus groups and a total of 18 GPs drawn from Greek General Practice Networks. Participants discussed issues of identification, assessment, recording, and referral of victimized patients at their clinical setting. Important points raised were the role ambiguity in the management of the victimized patients, the lack of confidence in diagnosing the problem, the discomfort in discussing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) with their patients, the mistrust in the referral services, and the confidentiality issues affecting their recording practices. This preliminary information is expected to guide large-scale surveys and future interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-379
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Abuse
  • General practitioners
  • Intimate partner violence
  • IPV
  • Perceptions
  • Practice
  • Primary care

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    Papadakaki, M., Petridou, E., Petelos, E., Germeni, E., Kogevinas, M., & Lionis, C. (2014). Management of Victimized Patients in Greek Primary Care Settings: A Pilot Study. Journal of Family Violence, 29(4), 371-379. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-014-9596-3