Safety issues for women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV): An integrative review



Women, Safety Issues, Violence, Abuse


This integrative literature review examines the safety issues for women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) in Australian studies. Using clear inclusion and exclusion criteria, seven data bases were systematically searched for the study. A total of 10 samples were identified as suitable for the study after a thorough screening of accessed sources. For ensuring the quality and appropriateness of the sources, the CRAAP test, which examined the currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose was conducted. A thematic analysis was employed for analysing the data. Four core themes were identified from the analysis, which are: lack of IPV education and training, issues with services, systemic issues, and issues with protection orders. Together, the findings suggest how a range of social processes impact the safety of women experiencing IPV. It necessitates a holistic approach to IPV if women’s safety is to be effectively addressed.  It is vital to look at the many layers that impact women's safety rather than a focus on the individuals involved.


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