Title

A Theory-Based Primary Health Care Intervention for Women Who Have Left Abusive Partners

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2011

Journal

Advances in Nursing Science

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

198

Last Page

214

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0b013e3182228cdc

Abstract

Although intimate partner violence is a significant global health problem, few tested interventions have been designed to improve women's health and quality of life, particularly beyond the crisis of leaving. The Intervention for Health Enhancement After Leaving is a comprehensive, trauma informed, primary health care intervention, which builds on the grounded theory Strengthening Capacity to Limit Intrusion and other research findings. Delivered by a nurse and a domestic violence advocate working collaboratively with women through 6 components (safeguarding, managing basics, managing symptoms, cautious connecting, renewing self, and regenerating family), this promising intervention is in the early phases of testing.