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Discussing Family Violence in Same Sex Relationships

Jill and Marlene live together in a committed relationship. Jill tends to be insecure and easily becomes jealous. She has started to become aggressive, and one night, her verbal battering crosses over to physical violence. Jill pushes Marlene, causing Marlene to stumble and fall hitting her head on a table. Blood gushing from a gash on her head, Jill takes Marlene to the emergency room for medical attention.

Hoping against hope for help in leaving this relationship, Jill tells the doctor what had happened, including the history of verbal battering. The doctor looks at Jill, smiles solicitously, and suggests she go home, "kiss, and make up."

Questions:
Why do you think the doctor did this?
What misconceptions is the doctor operating under?
Do the dynamics of lesbian battering differ from those in heterosexual couples? How?
What do you believe the doctor's response should have been?

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Why do you think the doctor did this?
I think the doctor is a direct reflection of society. Because the majority of religions in the United States don't believe in same sex relationships, it's a great possibility that the doctor did this based on religious beliefs.

What misconceptions is the doctor operating under?
The doctor could be operating under the misconception that it was nothing more than a fight between two girls. Another misconception he may have is that Jill is just wanting ...

Solution Summary

Scenario based question that addresses the following scenario with follow on questions that relate to the discussion of family violence in same sex relationships.

Jill and Marlene live together in a committed relationship. Jill tends to be insecure and easily becomes jealous. She has started to become aggressive, and one night, her verbal battering crosses over to physical violence. Jill pushes Marlene, causing Marlene to stumble and fall hitting her head on a table. Blood gushing from a gash on her head, Jill takes Marlene to the emergency room for medical attention.

Hoping against hope for help in leaving this relationship, Jill tells the doctor what had happened, including the history of verbal battering. The doctor looks at Jill, smiles solicitously, and suggests she go home, "kiss, and make up."

300 word essay with reference

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