Child abuse and neglect

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

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ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Child abuse and neglect

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Background and historical perspective - Types of child abuse - Medical approach to child abuse - Children Act 1989 and 2004 (England and Wales) - Physical abuse: medical perspective - Presentation of physical abuse - Physical abuse: examination - Physical abuse: interpreting findings - Development of sexual characteristics - Sexual abuse: presentation - Sexual abuse: approach to examination - Sexual abuse: examination procedure - Sexual abuse: interpreting findings - Recommended terminology - Female child genital findings - Anal findings in suspected child abuse - Sexual abuse and infections - Neglect and emotional abuse - Fictitious illness by proxy - Management of child abuse

Chapter.  9354 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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