Title

Naming the Contradiction: Family Medicine's Failure to Face Violence against Women

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Publication Date

1990-11-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Primary Health Care; Physicians, Family; Battered Women; Violence

Disciplines

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Family Medicine | Women's Health

Abstract

Family medicine has articulated a set of values that overlap feminist thinking. Despite the compatibility of these theoretical assumptions with feminist viewpoints, family medicine has failed to face the critical issue of violence against women. Personal and ideologic viewpoints can help explain the reluctance of family physicians to confront violence against women. Family medicine's reluctance to confront battering of women stems from a basic refusal to recognize a power discrepancy between men and women in society. Recommendations are made for a more feminist-oriented approach to family medicine.

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/00003727-199011000-00007

Source

Candib, L. M. (1990). Naming the contradiction: Family medicine's failure to face violence against women. Family and Community Health: The Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance, 13(3), 47-57. https://doi.org/10.1097/00003727-199011000-00007

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Family and Community Health

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