Conspicuous invisibility: A grounded theory approach to exploring the discovery and disclosure of violence against women attending general practice

Rita Lawlor


Rita Lawlor PhD, BNSCM RGN, RM has many years experience working in primary care. Prior to commencing in her current role as Professional Development Co Ordinator for Practice Nurses, CHO 7 she worked as a practice nurse in Dublin. She completed her PhD in 2014 in DCU and BNSCM (Community Nursing) in 2006. Rita has conducted several training seminars and workshops for general practitioners and practice nurses on the subject of domestic violence. She was a member of the steering committee that worked with the Irish College of General Practitioners in developing the impact document Domestic Violence – A Guide for General Practice.


Background Violence against women is recognised as a common problem worldwide. In Ireland, general practice is the first health service many women access. However, it was unknown how the general practice team (GPT) namely,... [ view full abstract ]


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Topics: Innovations in research methodology, education or clinical practice


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