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Taylor Discusses Domestic Violence with Gazette

Janette Taylor

Professor Janette Taylor, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, a certified women’s health care nurse practitioner, was recently interviewed for a Gazette article about a paradigm shift that focuses on lowering rates of domestic violence.

Dr. Taylor provided valuable insight for the article because of her research on women’s experiences of intimate partner violence.


Changing the focus to lower domestic violence rates

By Jessie Hellmann | The Gazette | 7/12/2015

While national experts have said spikes in intimate partner violence and homicides tend to correlate with weaker economies and other changes in the sociopolitical climate, no one has a solid answer as to why domestic murders have risen in the Corridor.

“Every single case is different,” said Lindsay Pingel, director of community engagement with the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Des Moines.

But it is generally agreed that when women have more opportunities to obtain education and more funds are directed toward legal support and law enforcement, fewer cases of domestic violence tend to happen.

“When people are doing well, there’s a decrease in these dynamics,” said Janette Taylor, an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing and intimate partner violence researcher.

Taylor said that for people who kill their partners, it likely wasn’t an isolated instance of abuse.

›› Click here to read the full article in the Gazette

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Jul 13th, 2015