Part I: Child Abuse as a Health Problem
Introduction: Child Abuse and Neglect Evaluation of Physical Abuse and Neglect
Part II: Specific InjuriesSkin Injuries: Bruises and Burns Fractures and Skeletal InjuriesAbdominal and Thoracic Trauma Abusive Head Trauma Neglect and Failure to Thrive Medical Child Abuse Other Patterns of Injury and Child Fatality
Part III: Related Issues Maltreatment for Children and Youth With Special Healthcare Needs Intimate Partner Violence Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Maltreatment in the Setting of Sports Teams (new to third edition) Corporal Punishment and Child Discipline (new to third edition)
Part IV: Teamwork Multidisciplinary Teams Psychosocial Assessment of Alleged Victims of Child Maltreatment Legal Issues and Documentation Mental Health Issues: Child Physical Abuse and Neglect
The impact of child maltreatment on victims, families, and society-from immediate medical care and legal services to long-term mental health care and law enforcement-cannot be understated. And it remains a severe problem in spite of increasing public awareness and stricter laws. To keep up with growing body of professionals staying informed on this subject, the third edition of A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect assists the reader in recognizing abuse/neglect (exclusive of sexual abuse) in children and youth, and determining its extent. Illustrated with clinical photographs, the Guide details systematic evaluation procedures, explains the tasks of an evaluation team, and expands and updates the knowledge base in these and other major areas:
- Specific injuries, including burns, bruises, fractures, and head and abdominal injuries
- Malnourishment and other forms of neglect
- Medical child abuse (previously known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy)
- Maltreatment of children with special health care needs
- Domestic partner violence
- Prevention strategies, psychosocial assessment, collaborations with law enforcement and the courts, and more
The new edition of A Practical Guide to the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect offers expert information useful to practitioners across professional domains: public health professionals in maternal and child health and school settings; physicians and nurses; clinical social workers, child psychologists, and school psychologists; and attorneys and law enforcement personnel.
Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, is chair of the Department of Pediatrics and chief medical officer of Primary Children's Hospital at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is series editor of the SpringerBriefs in Child Health book series.
Michelle A. Lyn, MD, FAAP, is associate professor of Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and medical director of Care Management and Patient Flow at Texas Children's Hospital, in Houston, TX, USA.
Eileen R. Giardino, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, is associate professor of Clinical Nursing at University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston in Houston, TX, USA.