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ERIC Number: EJ942289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Managing in the Contemporary World: Rape Victims' and Supporters' Experiences of Barriers within the Police and the Health Care System in Tanzania
Muganyizi, Projestine S.; Nystrom, Lennarth; Axemo, Pia; Emmelin, Maria
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n16 p3187-3209 Nov 2011
Grounded theory guided the analysis of 30 in-depth interviews with raped women and community members who had supported raped women in their contact with the police and health care services in Tanzania. The aim of this study was to understand and conceptualize the experiences of the informants by creating a theoretical model focusing on barriers, strategies, and responses during the help seeking process. The results illustrate a process of "managing in the contemporary world" characterized as "walking a path of anger and humiliation." The barriers are illustrated by painful experiences of "realizing it's all about money, meeting unprofessionalism and irresponsibility, subjected to unreliable services," and by being "caught in a messed-up system." Negotiating truths and knowing what to do capture the informants' coping strategies. The study indicates an urgent need for improvement in the formal procedures of handling rape cases, improved collaboration between the police and the health care system, as well as specific training for professionals to improve their communication and caring skills. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania