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The changes on intimate partner violence against women in the health system in Portugal

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ABSTRACT

In Portugal, over the last 20 years, we have seen great strides in addressing intimate partner violence against women by their male partners. Measuring and understanding progress, and achieving sustainable systems change is a major challenge and to achieve this aim we need to identify events, persons and settings that contribute for the critical factors that create long term transformations in the systems and the creation of new resources [1]. Since the healthcare system is one of the main actors of intervention with survivors, the goal of this project was to interview key stakeholders from the healthcare system in order to understand the main changes they perceive have happened over the past two decades. Based on interviews with key stakeholders, our study explores the evidences of the changes that occurred in the healthcare system, the intersections with other systems and their visions for the future.

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Cardoso, R. and Ornelas, J. (2013) The changes on intimate partner violence against women in the health system in Portugal. Health, 5, 65-70. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.57A4010.

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