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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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VIEIRA, Letícia Becker; PADOIN, Stela Maris de Mello; OLIVEIRA, Ivis Emília de Souza  and  PAULA, Cristiane Cardoso de. Intentionalities of women who decide to denounce situations of violence. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.3, pp.423-429. ISSN 0103-2100.

OBJECTIVE: To understand the "motives for" the woman who performs the action to denounce her living in situations of violence. METHODS: A study using a qualitative method, based on the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz, by means of interviews with 13 women who reported partner violence in police stations in a city of Southern Brazil. RESULTS: The action to denounce signified, for the women interviewed, ending the situation that she did neither accepted nor wanted any more. They desired to separate themselves from their partners, to have peace, to resume their plans and their lives. They expressed the desire to break the cycle of violence. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: These women who denounced the situation of violence felt free to expose their motivations, perspectives and health care needs. Capturing their intentionalities permits the construction of a professional action beyond the biological aspect that proposes to apprehend the social reality and the conditions involved in this phenomenon.

Keywords : Women's health; Nursing care; Violence against women.

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