Negotiating Peril: The Lived Experience of Rural, Low-Income Women Exposed to IPV During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Camille Burnett, Donna Schminkey, Juliane Milburn, Jennifer Kastello, Linda Bullock, Jacquelyn C Campbell, Phyllis W Sharps

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This qualitative study of 10 rural women examines their lived experience of intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the first 2 postpartum years. In-depth interviews occurred during pregnancy and 4 times postpartum. A Heideggerian approach revealed “negotiating peril” as the overarching theme; sub-themes were unstable environment, adaptive calibration, primacy of motherhood, and numb acceptance. Some incremental shifts in severity of abusive situations were observed. Results elucidate the ambivalence with which these women view institutions that are designed to help them. Findings highlight factors that may explain why interventions designed to help often do not appear efficacious in facilitating complete termination of an abusive situation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)943-965
Number of pages23
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Fingerprint

pregnancy
low income
motherhood
ambivalence
experience
acceptance
violence
interview

Keywords

  • intimate partner violence
  • pregnancy
  • rural women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

Negotiating Peril : The Lived Experience of Rural, Low-Income Women Exposed to IPV During Pregnancy and Postpartum. / Burnett, Camille; Schminkey, Donna; Milburn, Juliane; Kastello, Jennifer; Bullock, Linda; Campbell, Jacquelyn C; Sharps, Phyllis W.

In: Violence Against Women, Vol. 22, No. 8, 01.07.2016, p. 943-965.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Burnett, Camille ; Schminkey, Donna ; Milburn, Juliane ; Kastello, Jennifer ; Bullock, Linda ; Campbell, Jacquelyn C ; Sharps, Phyllis W. / Negotiating Peril : The Lived Experience of Rural, Low-Income Women Exposed to IPV During Pregnancy and Postpartum. In: Violence Against Women. 2016 ; Vol. 22, No. 8. pp. 943-965.
@article{39466843a303480fb7d3367f7c5d71a0,
title = "Negotiating Peril: The Lived Experience of Rural, Low-Income Women Exposed to IPV During Pregnancy and Postpartum",
abstract = "This qualitative study of 10 rural women examines their lived experience of intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the first 2 postpartum years. In-depth interviews occurred during pregnancy and 4 times postpartum. A Heideggerian approach revealed “negotiating peril” as the overarching theme; sub-themes were unstable environment, adaptive calibration, primacy of motherhood, and numb acceptance. Some incremental shifts in severity of abusive situations were observed. Results elucidate the ambivalence with which these women view institutions that are designed to help them. Findings highlight factors that may explain why interventions designed to help often do not appear efficacious in facilitating complete termination of an abusive situation.",
keywords = "intimate partner violence, pregnancy, rural women",
author = "Camille Burnett and Donna Schminkey and Juliane Milburn and Jennifer Kastello and Linda Bullock and Campbell, {Jacquelyn C} and Sharps, {Phyllis W}",
year = "2016",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1077801215614972",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
pages = "943--965",
journal = "Violence Against Women",
issn = "1077-8012",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Negotiating Peril

T2 - The Lived Experience of Rural, Low-Income Women Exposed to IPV During Pregnancy and Postpartum

AU - Burnett, Camille

AU - Schminkey, Donna

AU - Milburn, Juliane

AU - Kastello, Jennifer

AU - Bullock, Linda

AU - Campbell, Jacquelyn C

AU - Sharps, Phyllis W

PY - 2016/7/1

Y1 - 2016/7/1

N2 - This qualitative study of 10 rural women examines their lived experience of intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the first 2 postpartum years. In-depth interviews occurred during pregnancy and 4 times postpartum. A Heideggerian approach revealed “negotiating peril” as the overarching theme; sub-themes were unstable environment, adaptive calibration, primacy of motherhood, and numb acceptance. Some incremental shifts in severity of abusive situations were observed. Results elucidate the ambivalence with which these women view institutions that are designed to help them. Findings highlight factors that may explain why interventions designed to help often do not appear efficacious in facilitating complete termination of an abusive situation.

AB - This qualitative study of 10 rural women examines their lived experience of intimate partner violence during pregnancy and the first 2 postpartum years. In-depth interviews occurred during pregnancy and 4 times postpartum. A Heideggerian approach revealed “negotiating peril” as the overarching theme; sub-themes were unstable environment, adaptive calibration, primacy of motherhood, and numb acceptance. Some incremental shifts in severity of abusive situations were observed. Results elucidate the ambivalence with which these women view institutions that are designed to help them. Findings highlight factors that may explain why interventions designed to help often do not appear efficacious in facilitating complete termination of an abusive situation.

KW - intimate partner violence

KW - pregnancy

KW - rural women

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84974574886&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84974574886&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1077801215614972

DO - 10.1177/1077801215614972

M3 - Article

C2 - 26612275

AN - SCOPUS:84974574886

VL - 22

SP - 943

EP - 965

JO - Violence Against Women

JF - Violence Against Women

SN - 1077-8012

IS - 8

ER -