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The Dynamics of Leaving and Recovering from an Abusive Relationship
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
  • Kären M Landenburger, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Publication Date
10-1-1998
Document Type
Article
Abstract

The process of leaving an abusive relationship involves repeated attempts at leaving and returning and is influenced by a number of individual characteristics and contextual factors. Leaving is an initial step in recovering from an abusive relationship, a process that also includes struggling for survival, grieving, and searching for the meaning of the experience. Nurses must recognize that recovering from an abusive relationship can be a lifelong process, and health care providers have unique opportunities to support a woman's recovery.

DOI
10.1111/j.1552-6909.1998.tb02641.x
Version
pre-print, post-print with 12 month embargo, no publisher's pdf
Citation Information
Kären M Landenburger. "The Dynamics of Leaving and Recovering from an Abusive Relationship" Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Vol. 27 Iss. 6 (1998) p. 700 - 706
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_landenburger/3/