Color Atlas of Domestic Violence

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Mosby, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 213 pages
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The Color Atlas of Domestic Violence is the first text to look specifically and comprehensively at the injuries frequently seen as a result of domestic violence. This atlas provides a visual aid for the examination, identification, and documentation of domestic injuries. It includes extensive visual content, as well as content on the cycles of violence and epidemiology of domestic violence. Specific injury types and patterns are both discussed and presented pictorially. The collection of needed forensic evidence is covered to help assure appropriate prosecution of the perpetrator. Psychological violence is included in addition to physical injury violence. This book can be read in its entirety to provide a strong background in domestic violence injuries or used as a spot reference to help understand when specific injuries may be the result of domestic violence. The primary focus is on adult females - however, males, children, gays and lesbians, and older adults as victims are covered as well.

  • The first text and color atlas to look specifically and comprehensively at injuries frequently seen as a result of domestic violence.
  • Specific injury types and patterns are both discussed and presented pictorially.
  • Color photographs of injuries assist in recognition of domestic violence injuries and determining their cause.
  • Head-to-toe injury photographs include radiographs and ultrasounds.
  • Detailed systemic or regional descriptions of injuries of domestic violence assist the reader in the recognition of injury patterns that may be the result of domestic violence.
  • Psychological violence is covered in addition to physical injuries.
  • Covers the collection of forensic evidence needed to help assure appropriate prosecution of the perpetrator.
  • A separate chapter addresses the needs of special populations (Chapter 11).
  • Includes assessment tools to assist in screening and documentation.
  • Appendix includes myths and facts, resources, legislation information, assessment tools, and recommendations for follow up.

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Contents

INJURY PATTERNS AND PATTERNED INJURIES
17
APPROACH TO THE SERIOUS OR MULTIPLE TRAUMA PATIENT
57
PENETRATING INJURIES
63
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