Madridge Journal of Nursing

ISSN: 2638-1605

International Nursing Conference
December 5-7, 2016 | Dubai, UAE

Domestic violence among female healthcare providers: A meta-analysis

Azmat J Khan1 and Tazeen Saeed Ali2

1Aga Khan University, Pakistan

DOI: 10.18689/2638-1605.a1.004

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of domestic violence among married female healthcare providers within the Pakistani context.

Design: A systematic review has been done.

Place and duration: From January 1992 to December 2011 the international and national published literature on domestic violence analyzed and scrutinized.

Methodology: Used different electronic databases search engines (CINAHL, Medline, Pub Med, PsycInfo, and Global health), Ancestral, hand searching, and citation tracking. The searched result based on 250 published quantitative articles in English language published in scientific journals; finally 54 articles were selected to review.

Results: Of the total 54 researched articles revealed that worldwide domestic violence prevalence is ranged of 10% - 69% however, in Pakistan it is 30% to 79%. Verbal violence is the most common type which further leads to other form of domestic violence such as emotional, physical, and sexual violence. Internationally, very limited literatures were available on domestic violence among female healthcare providers but, no literature was found in the Pakistani context.

Conclusion: Our literature review reveals that globally female are significantly experiencing in a large proportion with domestic violence and verbal violence in more common. Further research is also need in this regard especially on the ground of domestic violence among healthcare providers.

Keywords: Domestic Violence, Female, Intimate Partner Violence, Married Female, Healthcare Providers

I have done RM, RN, Post-RN, MScN, currently working as an Assistant Professor in Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery Karachi, for twelve years. Prior to this, I was the Head Nurse in Obs/Gyne of the Aga Khan University Hospital and also worked for ten years in the Emergency Department at the same institute. Altogether I have more than 22 years of working experience in different felids of clinical nursing, nursing education and research. My research interests are emergency nursing, women and child health issues, domestic violence and women empowerment. I have done MScN thesis on Prevalence of Domestic Violence among Married Female Healthcare Providers in Tertiary Care Hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan. For which received awardThe Farida Allana Research Award from Rho Delta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau international.