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Abused women and trauma

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dc.contributor.advisor Ms. Brenda Radebe Dr. Zubeda Dangor en
dc.contributor.author Seletswane, Gay Tsholofelo
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-12T08:47:05Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-12T08:47:05Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-12T08:47:05Z
dc.date.submitted 2002-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1636
dc.description M.A. en
dc.description.abstract This study is described within a social constructionist perspective, which explores the experiences of abuse on women by their intimate partners and the resultant trauma will be fully explored. The women are battered, raped, beaten, emotionally, verbally, and psychologically abused by their partners. To add on the partner abuse, the patriarchal, social-economic, political, cultural, historical, traditional, criminal and mental health systems also perpetuate the abuses. However, from the inhuman exposures there are prevailing traumatic effects that are destructive to the lives of women victims. They may lose their newly or unborn infants, abuse substances, attempt or complete suicide, suffer chronic medical problems and psychological disorders that are an enormous sense of loss to their esteem, confidence, pride, dignity, and identity (self). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Abused women en
dc.subject Violence against women en
dc.subject Psychic trauma en
dc.title Abused women and trauma en
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en

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