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MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing

October 2012, Volume 37 Number 5 , p 331 - 338


  • Maaly Guimei PhD, MPH, RN
  • Faten EzEldin Fikry DNSc, RN
  • Ola Mamdouh Abd Elwahed Esheiba DNSc, RN


Clinical Implications:The following recommendations are made: empowering women and girls to lead change by increasing their access to education and information; meeting the needs of abused women; mobilizing advocacy initiative by enlisting social, political, and other leaders to speak about VAW; changing policies and legislation to address gender-based violence; conducting education, awareness, and sensitization programs highlighting the problem; screening for violence in healthcare facilities and developing culture sensitive protocols for prevention and interventions for DV; and promoting nursesʼ participation and involving men in movements to end VAW.

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