ABC of Child Protection

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 8, 2009 - Medical - 120 pages
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The fourth edition of this important and highly praised guide has been substantially revised and updated, providing concise, practical information on a difficult and distressing area of paediatric medicine. This new edition of the ABC of Child Protection now includes additional chapters on abdominal injury, neglect and failure to thrive. It presents the latest information on the diagnosis and investigation of abuse, and explains the current roles of social services and the law in safeguarding children.


Written by leading paediatricians, psychiatrists, social workers and lawyers, this comprehensive book is an invaluable reference for professionals concerned with children’s welfare, including general practitioners, emergency staff, paediatricians, police surgeons, psychiatrists, health visitors, social workers, and lawyers.

 

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Contents

1 Child Abuse in Society
1
The Approach
5
3 Bruises
7
4 Burns and Scalds
11
5 Fractures
16
6 Head Injuries
20
7 Ophthalmic Presentations
26
8 Visceral Injury
30
14 Nonorganic Failure to Thrive
56
15 Neglect
60
16 Emotional Abuse
64
17 Fabricated or Induced Illness Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
67
18 Role of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team
71
19 Medical Reports
74
20 Social Workers and Child Protection
78
21 Case Conferences
83

9 Poisoning
35
10 Fatal Abuse and Smothering
38
The Problem
42
Clinical Approach
47
Interpretation of Findings
53
22 Child Care Law
87
23 About Courts
93
24 Dilemmas
98
Index
103
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Sir Roy Meadow, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, St James University Hospital, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Jacqueline Mok, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK

Donna Rosenberg, Forensic Paediatrician, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, USA

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