Health and Social Care Assignment Essay

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1Running head: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CAREHealth and Social CareName of student:Name of university:Author note:
2HEALTH AND SOCIAL CAREA critical review of the literature and the production of scientific and rationalisedknowledge has been linked with policy formulation and implementation by social workersand scholars. Diverse range of analytical frameworks and approaches are known to produce ahuge volume of academic outputs that improve scientific knowledge. The present papercritically reviews the article with the title “Growing up in domestic violence: What doesmaternal protectiveness mean?” written by Buchanan, Wendt and Moulding (2015).Theselected piece of literature is contextualised within the current environment of the highprevalence of domestic violence in relation to evidence policy and practice. This essay carriesout an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the research topic selected. It analysesthe methodology to understand its appropriateness and carries out an analysis of the practiceimplications from the paper. Suitable recommendations are generated for actions based uponthe findings from the research paper.Women and children share a special bond that is influenced to a great extent by theprevalence of domestic violence in their social context. Research indicates that womenhaving children are more vulnerable to domestic violence as compared to those not havingchildren. In this respect, it is to be mentioned that domestic violence is a repeated anddistinctly patterned demonstration of controlling and coercive behaviour for limiting,directing, and more predominantly shaping an individual’s feelings, thoughts and actions(Kalokhe et al. 2017). As opined by Herman (2015) though there is a wide acknowledgementof the fact that domestic violence is indeed an experience for women and children that brngsin trauma and distress, research carried out till date is known to be scarce when it comes toanalyse the association between women and children facing domestic violence. Limitedattention is witnessed to understand the concepts of maternal protectiveness and whetherwomen stay or leave with the intention of protecting their children.
3HEALTH AND SOCIAL CAREPrevious research on the subject of domestic violence and maternal protection havefailed to consider gender power relations and the factors driving experiences of mothers andchildren. Buchanan, Wendt and Moulding (2015) aimed at exploring maternal protectivenessin domestic violence in a distinct manner through conducting a study that explored theunderstandings and experiences of former children whose upbringing had been inenvironments of domestic violence. The research undertaken had a feminist perspective at itscore as it explored the children’s understanding of protectiveness against the background ofdomestic violence, thereby analysing the role of power relations and social discourses. Thedata obtained was considered against the context of mother-blaming discourses and feministknowledge of the nature of control and power underpinning domestic violence. Therefore, thepresent research placed maternal protectiveness in its social context.The study considered a qualitative research method and based the research on feministsocial constructivism perspective emphasising on the position language takes in theestablishement of social reality. Previous research indicates that this perspective has thepower to encourage respondents to express their views and opinions and raise their voicesagainst discourses prevalent in the society. Constructivism research approach positions theresearchers within the research context and brings personal values into the research. Thecollaboration of researchers with the participants is enabled by this approach (Scholten 2017).By having the emphasis on the former children’s level of understanding and experiences ofmaternal protectiveness, the research gave consideration to the views and voice of theparticipants on a fundamental basis. The research under scrutiny depended on the relationalempowerment methodology known to be responsible for looking and analysing the existenceof communicative space, for enhancing the capabilities of the respondents to clarify theirthoughts and feelings. In a relational approach, a fulfilling and mutual connection is builtbetween the respondents and researchers that facilitates the research in a manner explicitly
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