Philippa Sully

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Power is an important factor in how health care is delivered. Neither health care professionals nor clients fully appreciate the power that they exercise, nor how they influence others. Understanding how power works, however, is vital to establishing a helping relationship. In a traditionally rigid health care system, professionals who try to empower(More)
Traditionally, practitioners working with the survivors of violence have been offered little in the way of formal education to help them understand why violence occurs and how they can collaborate to support survivors in an effective manner. To help address this need, a team led by one of the authors developed an innovative interprofessional course(More)
Domestic violence causes injury and death throughout the world. Women are most likely to be the victims. In the United Kingdom (UK) two women die each week and 30 men each year as a result of this multifaceted and common source of violent crime. It is a sign that children are at risk of abuse too, as they can be directly or indirectly caught up in the(More)
The debate surrounding The Human Rights Act (The Human Rights Act 1998. Home Office, London) and its impact on survivors of violence, has coincided with current political emphasis and UK Government policy on promoting partnership in the development and d elivery of statutory and voluntary health and social services (Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Home Office,(More)
Health care professionals are influenced by a number of factors. The way they see their roles with respect to the people they help influences the way they behave. Patients too have expectations of those who help them which in turn affects the way professionals behave. This article invites the reader to examine his or her own motivation and attitudes and to(More)
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