By Anna Luise Kirkengen
This e-book contributes to an total figuring out of the character and the influence of sexual boundary violations. by way of exploring an severe human adventure, formative years sexual abuse, the current learn permits an perception right into a hidden, silenced, and damaging point of human kin. it's the first of its variety to make understandable either the final course from violation to ailment, and the actual common sense of attack embodiment.
as a result of its theoretical and methodological framework, the current learn offers proof that the embodiment of sexual violation adventure is knowledgeable by means of located common sense and rationality. those, besides the fact that, don't correspond to clinical good judgment and rationality. The universe of socio-culturally constituted which means and that of scientifically built wisdom are proven to be incompatible. Subjectively expert violation embodiment may be misinterpreted and for that reason maltreated in the objectively grounded framework of present biomedical praxis.
for that reason, sufferers of silenced sexual violence are revictimized via medicine.
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After having performed the preliminary study and compared my impressions with the tenor and terminology in the research of the field, I was certain as to the unacceptable limitations of the predominant methodology with regard to abuse impact appreciation. 3. 1 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS EPISTEMOLOGIES Until the end of 1992, studies had addressed the probable relationship between unwanted sexual experiences in childhood or adulthood and a history of frequent mental health problems, including somatization disorder.
How ever, neither medical "solution" represents a solution for the person in pain. In fact, either of them may both intensify the pain and increase the person's disability, thus contributing to the pain's chronicity and increasing the patient's dependency on others. The constructed conflict, created by naturalist epistemology, will not be recognized as being constructed unless medicine acknowledges the limitations of this particular theoretical frame. Laurence J. Kirmayer has explored the role of psychosomatic medicine as a unifying corrective to dualistic biomedical view.
The appearance of exactness may veil an insufficiency of knowledge derived from correctly performed research. Even researchers who explicitly promote other than mathematically based approaches in human health research have left this special problem untouched, as becomes obvious in an editorial in BMJ on this topic: Traditional quantitative methods such as randomized controlled trials are the appropriate means of testing the effect of an intervention or treatment, but a qualitative exploration of beliefs and understanding is likely to be needed to find out why the results of research are often not implemt>nted in clinical practice.