Repercussions of homicide on victims’ families: a literature review

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

Access type:openAccess
Publication Date:2017
Main Author: Costa, Daniella Harth da
Other Authors: Njaine, Kathie, Schenker, Miriam
Document type: Article
Published: Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (ABRASCO)
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Citation:COSTA, Daniella Harth da; NJAINE, Kathie; SCHENKER, Miriam. Repercussions of homicide on victims’ families: a literature review. Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, v.22, n.9, p.3087-3097, 2017
English abstract:This study aimed to perform a integrative literature review on the repercussion of homicide on victims’ families from 1990 to June 2015. It was noted that the majority of studies on the subject has been conducted in the United States. Fewer studies carried out in Brazil and in other countries have been located. Four main themes have been identified: impact on health, the family system in the post-homicide period, re-victimization factors and post-homicide facilitating aspects. Findings of this study point to the importance of interdisciplinary care focused on this public, considering their health, social, financial and legal needs.