Understanding abuse of women with physical disabilities: An overview of the abuse pathways model

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of an empirically based theoretical model of abuse of women with physical disabilities. The Abuse Pathways model was developed from a critical disability life history research study conducted with 37 women who had simultaneously experienced abuse and physical disability. The model begins to address the complexity of abuse of women with physical disabilities by identifying the interactive components of the phenomenon. These components include (1) the social context of disability; (2) women's abuse trajectories; and (3) vulnerability factors for abuse. The article concludes by discussing potential applications and limitations of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-80
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Abuse
  • Caregiving
  • Physical disability
  • Theory
  • Violence
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing

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