The Problem of Domestic Violence

The problem of domestic violence is an urgent issue. The modern society still has some barriers while communicating with other people concerning specific issues. It should be stated that the abusive relationships consider to be not an appropriate topic for discussions, and that is, a lot of women try to get over it in silence, although, they need help. Nurses can provide the needed help for the victims of the domestic violence, especially if they faced the same problem, proving that caring for the reputation should not be the reason to suffer from the abusive behavior.

It should be pointed out that the abusive behavior is an international health care issue. The modern researches provide data concerning the level of domestic violence across the globe. The problem is that almost 50% of women experience abusive behavior. The study Experiences of Domestic Violence and Mental Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis is focused on the domestic violence and mental disorders. According to the data provided, most of the people who face violence suffer from depressive and anxiety disorders (Trevillion, Oram, Feder & Howard, 2012, p. 16).

The health care system should be optimized as the only possibility to eliminate disorders is to provide the needed treatment as soon as possible. The most important role in distinguishing the problem play nurses as they always communicate with patients. They should pay a lot of attention not only to the words the patient is saying but, also, to read between the lines as not many people discuss their problem because victims feel ashamed. If the nurse experienced domestic violence, it can be seen as the advantage for prevention and spreading the information to stop the violence.

In conclusion, it should be stated that the problem of the domestic violence should not be solved in silence. Nurses are the ones who can help victims and to notice the evidence of abuse. Violence should not be typical for the modern world as it ruins families and affects the future life of the victim.


Johnson, M. (2010). A typology of domestic violence intimate terrorism, violent resistance, and situational couple violence. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.

Trevillion, K., Oram, S., Feder, G., & Howard, L. (2012). Experiences of Domestic Violence and Mental Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Plos One, 7(12), 15-27.