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Research on Intimate Partner Violence and Femicide, Attempted Femicide, and Pregnancy-Associated Femicide  

Author:  Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN.; Phyllis W.Sharps, Ph.D., R.N., CNE, FAAN, Nancy Glass, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N..; Kathryn Laughon, Ph.D., R.N..; Nanette  Yragui, Ph.D..; Melissa Ann Sutherland, Ph.D., FNP.

Source: Volume 02, Number 02, Fall 2009 , pp.115-139(25)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Women are significantly more likely to be murdered by their partners, or former partners, than by someone they don’t know. Can practitioners and law enforcement officers help prevent fatal abuse? What are the potential warning signs? Partner violence in general, and lethal violence in particular, have been a priority in health care and legal settings. But the predictors of lethal abuse have not always been understood. In this article, the authors describe predictors of fatal abuse and pregnancy-associated femicide. They also demonstrate how practitioners can assess for potential femicide, and how to use that information to plan for women’s safety.


Affiliations:  1: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; 2: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; 3: University of Virginia School of Nursing; 4: SHARP; 5: Boston College School of Nursing.

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