Post-Separation Abuse: A Concept Analysis, by Kathryn J. Spearman

Post-separation abuse can be defined as the ongoing, willful pattern of intimidation of a former intimate partner including legal abuse, economic abuse, threats and endangerment to children, isolation and discrediting and harassment and stalking. In this article published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Kathryn J. Spearman provides a comprehensive insight into the phenomenon and a theoretical foundation to inform instrument development, future research and intervention. As she explains in the article, post-separation abuse is a complex, multi-faceted phenomenon that requires differential social, legal and healthcare systems responses to support the health and well-being of survivors and their children.

A must-read for anyone dealing with post-separation abuse - read the full article here.