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Child abuse

Srinivas Gada

in Community Paediatrics

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Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696956
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743177 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696956.003.0012

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics

Child abuse

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Definitions - Identification - Epidemiology - Predisposing factors for child abuse - Physical abuse or non-accidental injury - Emotional abuse and neglect - Fabricated or induced illness - Sexual abuse - Medical assessment and investigation - Examination of alleged sexual abuse - Normal and abnormal genital and anal findings - The colposcope in CSA examinations - Forensic sampling in CSA cases - Sexually transmitted infections: investigations/referrals and management - Writing a report - Sample report for court - Giving evidence in court - The assessment framework - Child protection case conference - Legal aspects - Working with the police - National and local safeguarding procedures - Child death review processes - Sudden unexpected death in infancy - Serious case reviews

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Subjects: Paediatrics ; Community Medical Services

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