The social network for confronting conjugal violence: representations of women who experience this health issue

Nadirlene Pereira Gomes, Normélia Maria Freire Diniz, Luana Araújo dos Reis, Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann
2015 Texto & Contexto Enfermagem  
This qualitative research, grounded in Social Representations Theory, aimed to describe, based on the representations of women with a history of undergoing conjugal violence, the elements which constitute the social support network for confronting this health problem. Interviews were held with 11 women with a history of experiencing conjugal violence. The data were categorized using thematic analysis. The study shows that support from religion, family members, friends and NGO, such as the
more » ... , such as the Calafate Women's Collective allows the women to feel supported, favoring the search for a life without violence. Knowledge regarding the social support network available in the community is essential for the professionals who work in the spaces of health, especially when the elements which it is composed of reflect the representations of a specific group, therefore configuring a common knowledge which is shared by the community.
doi:10.1590/0104-07072015002140012 fatcat:zesx64zztjfqbnj7ukhjemw2zm