The Research on Violence against Women: Measures of the Health Services" was published in September 2010. The research consisted of interviews with 19 employees at 9 health services providers around the country.
The main findings were that:
1) Records of the health system can not be the basis of evaluating the frequency of domestic violence or whether cases of such violence are increasing or decreasing;
2) It varies how the health system deals with cases where women report violence;
3) There were requests for more education in this field;
4) Some said it would be good to have an integrated centre that could deal with cases of violence, provide information on services available and recommend a course of action.
The research is available in Icelandic.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Iceland to the questionnaire on violence 2010