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Concepts and experiences of imprisoned women about violence

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Zeyne Alves Pires Scherer [1] ; Edson Arthur Scherer [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] USP. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto. Departamento de Enfermagem Psiquiátrica e Ciências Humanas
[2] USP. Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto. Hospital das Clínicas
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Cogitare enferm.; v. 14, n. 3, p. 435-440, 2009-09-00.

This research aimed to describe the concepts and experiences of imprisoned women about violence. It is an exploratory descriptive study. Semi-structured interviews were held with 15 imprisoned women. In the analysis of answers to the question "What is violence to you?" two categories emerged: "concepts and violence experiences in society", they considered as violence: physical aggressions, sexual abuses, homicides and psychological abuse, inside (with the connivance of family members) or outside the domestic environment. The context of violence that many of these women experienced includes a chain of multiple legitimated exclusions, as drug traffic for example. The category "concepts and violence experiences in prison" includes experiences in prison defined as suffering physical and psychological aggressions and privation of liberty. The permanent contact with violence interferes in their perspective of life. Building public policies against violence in primary care is suggested, especially at home, where the cycle seems to start. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/07052-5 - Study of the violence imprisoned women were exposed to in their lives
Grantee:Zeyne Alves Pires Scherer
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants