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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159994
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Epiphanies of Women Who Formerly Abused Their Female Intimate Partners
Abstract:
Epiphanies of Women Who Formerly Abused Their Female Intimate Partners
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Smith, Carrol, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Contact Address:PMA Nursing, Oak Park, IL, 60304, USA
Despite our growing knowledge about males who abuse their female intimate partners, little is known about women who abuse their same-sex intimate partners. A national sample of 12 women who formerly abused their female intimate partners provided qualitative information to address this gap. The purpose of this presentation is to re-tell and interpret the personal epiphanies shared by women who formerly abused their female intimate partners. An epiphany, as a turning point or sudden, dramatic, or startling moment of heightened awareness, provides new perspectives or knowledge on which to act. Using verbatim transcripts of the 12 individual interviews, Atlas.ti software was employed to code and to locate the epiphanies in the interviews. Each woman described at least one epiphany; some discussed more. The epiphanies were sorted into four categories: major epiphanies that touched all aspects of the participant's life; cumulative epiphanies that resulted from a build-up of experiences that finally erupted; illuminative epiphanies that had to do with relationship issues; and relived epiphanies that may have had an immediate effect but only later had meaning attached to the event. I will discuss the meanings the women gave to the epiphanies, and interpret the epiphanies, many of which led to major changes in the life trajectories of the women. The information gained from this study will be used to craft intervention and prevention methods for both abusers and survivors of lesbian intimate partner violence.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEpiphanies of Women Who Formerly Abused Their Female Intimate Partnersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159994-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Epiphanies of Women Who Formerly Abused Their Female Intimate Partners</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Smith, Carrol, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Univ. of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">PMA Nursing, Oak Park, IL, 60304, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">carrols@uic.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Despite our growing knowledge about males who abuse their female intimate partners, little is known about women who abuse their same-sex intimate partners. A national sample of 12 women who formerly abused their female intimate partners provided qualitative information to address this gap. The purpose of this presentation is to re-tell and interpret the personal epiphanies shared by women who formerly abused their female intimate partners. An epiphany, as a turning point or sudden, dramatic, or startling moment of heightened awareness, provides new perspectives or knowledge on which to act. Using verbatim transcripts of the 12 individual interviews, Atlas.ti software was employed to code and to locate the epiphanies in the interviews. Each woman described at least one epiphany; some discussed more. The epiphanies were sorted into four categories: major epiphanies that touched all aspects of the participant's life; cumulative epiphanies that resulted from a build-up of experiences that finally erupted; illuminative epiphanies that had to do with relationship issues; and relived epiphanies that may have had an immediate effect but only later had meaning attached to the event. I will discuss the meanings the women gave to the epiphanies, and interpret the epiphanies, many of which led to major changes in the life trajectories of the women. The information gained from this study will be used to craft intervention and prevention methods for both abusers and survivors of lesbian intimate partner violence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:31:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:31:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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