Anne Lazenbatt

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OBJECTIVE to investigate the suitability of the 'Midwives' Attitudes to Domestic Violence Scale' for evaluating midwives' attitudes and stereotypical myths related to the identification and management of domestic violence in practice. Other objectives were to assess midwives' perceived role and experience of raising the issue of domestic violence with their(More)
AIM This paper reports a study of the self-reported ability and behaviours of primary healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland to recognise child physical abuse. A secondary aim was to assess the educational and training needs of these professionals. BACKGROUND In the United Kingdom, 7% of children suffer serious physical abuse by a parent or carer,(More)
BACKGROUND The quality of a research study is a key issue for clinical practitioners committed to the delivery of 'best-practice' patient care. With the increasing use of grounded theory in nursing research, attention is now focusing on the quality of studies using this research methodology. Indeed, within the growing body of grounded theory in nursing some(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Although nurses have an important role in health promotion, and are well placed to see the harmful effects of tobacco smoking, studies suggest that they smoke at much the same rate as the general population. AIM The aim of this paper is to report a study examining undergraduate nursing(More)
AIMS Healthcare providers are confronted with the claim that the distribution of health and healthcare provision is inherently unfair. There is also a growing awareness that the tools and methodologies applied in tackling health inequalities require further development. Evaluations as well as interventions usually focus on population-based indicators, but(More)
OBJECTIVES to compare and contrast how midwives working in either hospital- or community-based settings address domestic violence by evaluating their views on: prevalence of domestic violence; their role in addressing domestic violence; the acceptability of routine enquiry; and barriers encountered in asking clients questions about violence and abuse in(More)
BACKGROUND Although disabled women are significantly more likely to experience domestic abuse during pregnancy than non-disabled women, very little is known about how maternity care access and utilisation is affected by the co-existence of disability and domestic abuse. This systematic review of the literature explored how domestic abuse impacts upon(More)
This paper details a project which assessed the contribution made by nurses, midwives and health visitors to Targeting Health and Social Need (THSN). Targeting Health and Social Need is an important theme within the Northern Ireland Regional Strategy entitled Health and Wellbeing into the Next Millennium: A Regional Strategy for Health and Social Wellbeing(More)
BACKGROUND Women and their babies are entitled to equal access to high quality maternity care. However, when women fit into two or more categories of vulnerability they can face multiple, compound barriers to accessing and utilising services. Disabled women are up to three times more likely to experience domestic abuse than non-disabled women. Domestic(More)