Cultural Intervention: Traditional and supportive violence attitudes and emotions in health staff working with people who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence

[Speaker] García-meraz, Melissa:1
[Co-author] Velasco-bermeo, Nestor:2
1:Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico), 2:Universidad Politécnica Francisco I. Madero (Mexico)

Health staff working with people that have experienced Intimate Partner Violence can experience different emotional, cognitive and physical consequences such as Burnout and secondary victimization. In addition to this, people working in health care demonstrate traditional attitudes toward violence and even some supportive violence attitudes. Following these ideas, the aim of this study was to conduct an intervention among health staff that work with people that experienced Intimate Partner Violence. Single group pre-test and post-test intervention study compared the effect of the cultural intervention (n= 12). We focused on traditional attitudes toward violence and biofeedback (emotion monitoring, breathing, and a fuzzy classification system). Results showed that the sociocultural awareness training changed their perception and knowledge. The monitoring of emotions and behavioral cognitive techniques had an impact on the health staff's anxiety. Future interventions and health policies should increase the attention over cultural attitudes for health staff.
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