Abuse during pregnancy: current theory and new contextual understandings.

  title={Abuse during pregnancy: current theory and new contextual understandings.},
  author={Martha Kay Libbus and Linda Bullock and Teak Nelson and Linda C Robrecht and Mary Ann Curry and Tina S Bloom},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  volume={27 9},
This study used Landenburger's theory, a process of leaving and recovering from an abusive relationship, as a framework to interview 35 pregnant women identified as being at high risk for abuse. Results are reported on 18 women who disclosed active abuse during the study. Landenburger's model was not a good fit. Our participants became trapped and endured violent relationships if they perceived this was the best situation for their unborn child. Additionally the chaos, instability, and lack of… CONTINUE READING

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