The curse of domestic violence: An in-depth qualitative study based on biographical interviews of British Pakistani women to understand the dominant psycho-social factors which influence women's decisions when it comes to leaving or staying in an abusive relationship

Khanum, Navida (2017) The curse of domestic violence: An in-depth qualitative study based on biographical interviews of British Pakistani women to understand the dominant psycho-social factors which influence women's decisions when it comes to leaving or staying in an abusive relationship. Professional Doctorate thesis, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Full text available

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This thesis highlights the domestic abuse of Pakistani/Bangladeshi women living in the UK and highlights the constant challenge for professionals and agencies to protect those “hard to reach” sections of the community; a group of women who feel their circumstances are beyond the help of agencies. This qualitative study is an attempt to peek behind this veil in order to answer the rather elusive question of why victims of domestic abuse do not leave their abusive partners. The analysis of the research attempts to i) Identify key themes that lead to the ongoing cycle of abuse; ii) identify reasons why, in light of the widest range of policy interventions and practice guidance to tackle forced marriage and domestic abuse, many women will still prefer to suffer in silence; iii) make future recommendations to help prevent further domestic abuse in the Pakistani diaspora in the UK.

Item Type: Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Additional Information: This thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of a Professional Doctorate in Social Work awarded by the University of East London in collaboration with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional Doctorate in Social Work, D60,
Subjects: Groups & Organisations > Racial/Cultural Groups
Sex Psychology > Females/Women
Social Welfare > Social Work
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Research
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 15:15
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 15:24
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1854

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