Social representation of domestic violence against women among Nursing Technicians and Community Agents

  • Camila Daiane Silva
  • Vera Lúcia de Oliveira Gomes Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
  • Denize Cristina de Oliveira Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Sergio Corrêa Marques Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Adriana Dora da Fonseca Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
  • Sibele da Rocha Martins Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To analyze the social representations of the Nursing Technicians and Community Health Agents about domestic violence against women. METHOD A qualitative study carried out in the city of Rio Grande, RS, in which evocations and interviews were collected between July and November 2013. For the treatment of data were used the EVOC 2005 software and the context analysis. RESULT It is a structured representation, in which the central nucleus contains conceptual, imaging and attitudinal elements, namely: abuse, aggression, physical aggression, cowardice and lack of respect. Such terms were present in the context of the interviews. The professionals acknowledged that violence is not limited to physical aspects and were judgemental about the acts of the aggressor. CONCLUSION This knowledge may enable the problematization of the studied phenomenon with the team, and facilitate the search for prevention and intervention strategies for victims, offenders and managers of health services.

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Published
2015-02-01
How to Cite
Silva, C., Gomes, V., Oliveira, D., Marques, S., Fonseca, A., & Martins, S. (2015). Social representation of domestic violence against women among Nursing Technicians and Community Agents . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(1), 22-29. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000100003
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