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"Teen Mothers' experience of Intimate Partner Violence; a metasynthesis."

Bekaert, S. and SmithBattle, L. (2016). "Teen Mothers' experience of Intimate Partner Violence; a metasynthesis.". Advances in Nursing Science, 39(3), pp. 272-290. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000129

Abstract

Pregnant and parenting teens suffer higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) than older mothers. This qualitative metasynthesis explores teen mothers' experience with IPV during pregnancy and postpartum. Organized by the metaphor of a web, findings highlight how pervasive violence during childhood contributes to teen pregnancy and the risk of IPV as violence is normalized. The web constricts through the partner's control as violence emerges or worsens with pregnancy. Young mothers become increasingly isolated, and live with the physical and psychological consequences of IPV. Trauma-informed nursing practice is needed to support teen mothers in violent intimate relationships to spin a new web.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Bekaert, S. & SmithBattle, L. (2016). "Teen Mothers' experience of Intimate Partner Violence; a metasynthesis.". Advances in Nursing Science, 39(3), pp. 272-290.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/14531
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