Principles of care for women experiencing intimate partner violence: Views of expert Japanese health professionals and advocates

Maki Umeda, Yaeko Kataoka, Elizabeth Miller

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In Japan, interventions for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the health care setting are rare, partly due to Japanese cultural norms that marginalize women's IPV experiences. A thematic analysis of narratives of eight Japanese health professionals who are experts in IPV care identified shared core values and practices that have guided their development of culturally relevant IPV interventions: supporting women's autonomy to define what is at stake for her, appreciating unique trajectories and timing for recovery, and practicing shared decision-making. These shared practices may be essential for training health professionals to respond to IPV in Japan and elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Care for Women International
StateAccepted/In press - Aug 21 2017
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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