Episode 020: Domestic abuse among female doctors


In this episode we talk to Dr Emily Donovan, a NIHR GP academic fellow from the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education at the University of Southampton.

Paper: Domestic abuse among female doctors: thematic analysis of qualitative interviews in the UK

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Previous qualitative research has focused on a doctor’s role in supporting victim-survivors of domestic abuse (DA) reinforcing the stereotype in which the doctor helps others experiencing DA rather than being a victim-survivor themselves. This study explored single doctor mothers’ lived experience of DA and identified several unique barriers to seeking help. Healthcare professionals need to be aware of these in order to better support patients who are medical doctors.

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