Embracement to women victims of sexual violence in a reference hospital, Porto Alegre, Brasil

Quaderns de Psicología. 2012;14(2):101-109 DOI 10.5565/rev/qpsicologia.1144


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Journal Title: Quaderns de Psicología

ISSN: 0211-3481 (Print); 2014-4520 (Online)

Publisher: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, English

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Vera Nice Antunes de Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

Stela Nazareth Meneghel (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)


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<p>This work aimed to study the care of women victims of sexual violence in a public reference hospital of Porto Alegre. We characterized the profile of women attended and the embracement process afforded to them. This is qualitative and quantitative research; data were collected from records of users from the year 2006, when the service was deployed. We carried out participant observation and semi-structured interviews with five users attended in the second semester of 2008. The study found weaknesses in attendance, loss to the integrality in the attention of women and low compliance of users to the service.</p>