Dependent-care by battered women: protecting their children.


Journal Article

The phenomenon of battered women's dependent-care (Orem, 1991), that is, their efforts to prevent hazards to the life, health, and well-being of their children, was examined. Open-ended, semi-structured interviews were conducted with mothers (N = 50) at battered women's shelters in a metropolitan area in the Midwest. The women demonstrated deliberate, creative, and diverse dependent-care. Caring action and timing provided the basis for patterns of dependent-care. Health care providers need to recognize these caring actions and consider their value from the perspective of battered women.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Humphreys, JC

Published Date

  • January 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 20

PubMed ID

  • 7706144

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7706144

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399339509516153


  • eng