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dc.contributor.authorHeggie, Clare
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-14T17:40:23Z
dc.date.available2020-07-14T17:40:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79468
dc.description.abstractMany women face significant barriers accessing formal services and informal supports after experiencing sexualized violence, including victim blaming, stigma, and fear of a traumatic experience. There is little research, however, on the experiences of women living in rural places who are accessing sexualized violence services and supports. The purpose of this study was to understand the formal and informal services and supports women living in rural Nova Scotia (NS) wanted to access/accessed following an experience of sexualized violence, as well as services they think are needed. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 9 women. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Women shared experiences of navigating a fragmented system of services and supports and identified several barriers and facilitators to access. Women also made suggestions to improve access in rural places. Findings from this study will contribute to the existing literature and may inform future service and support development in rural places.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSexualized violenceen_US
dc.subjectRural healthen_US
dc.subjectHealth services accessibilityen_US
dc.subjectWomen's healthen_US
dc.titleAccessing sexualized violence services and supports: Exploring the perspectives of women living in rural placesen_US
dc.date.defence2020-06-12
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Health & Human Performanceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Megan Astonen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Lynne Robinsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Colleen MacQuarrieen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Audrey Steenbeeken_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Lois Jacksonen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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