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Integrated system responses for families impacted by violence: a pipe dream?

12 months
Approved budget:
Dr Claire Gear
Professor Jane Koziol-McLain
Dr Elizabeth Eppel
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Research Activation Grant
Lay summary
Violence within families or whānau seriously impacts the health and wellbeing of everyone involved. International literature advocates for integrated, holistic systems that are responsive to women, children and men. But what does ‘integrated’ mean and is it achievable? In this health delivery activation research, we will conduct a literature scoping review to problematise an integrated approach to family violence service delivery. We will explore the literature to identify the elements of an integrated approach and system relationships that generate contention or harmony in delivering health services. Specific attention will be paid to how an integrated approach may impact health inequities for Māori. As we move toward an integrated family violence response system, it is critical to understand what an integrated approach means and the implications for delivering health services for families and whānau impacted by violence.