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Intersecting Inequalities: Immigrant Women of Colour, Violence and Health Care

General Material
Published Date
January, 2001

This report shows that physicians tend to be inadequately prepared to respond to patients who have experienced domestic violence, and that physicians' response to immigrant women who have been abused tend to be influenced by stereotypes about violence within the cultural groups. The report also discusses issues related to disclosure of violence for immigrant women. Recommendations of the report emphasize the need for health care providers to be more educated and aware of the health care impacts of violence.