Buy this Article for $10.95

Have a coupon or promotional code? Enter it here:

When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article.


father-daughter relationships, parental homicide, uxoricide, violence



  1. Laughon, Kathryn PhD, RN
  2. Steeves, Richard H. PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. Parker, Barbara PhD, RN, FAAN
  4. Knopp, Andea RN
  5. Sawin, Erika Metzler MSN


The purpose of this article is to describe the experiences of adult women who, when they were children, experienced the homicide of their mother by their father. Two qualitative interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 31 women survivors of uxoricide to create a qualitative description of the phenomenon. A number of themes have emerged including descriptions of the daughter "seeking understanding," "forgiving the father" (or not), and descriptions of the father in terms of his being her father or in terms of his behavior and the homicide.