Child Abuse: Guidelines and Applications for Primary Healthcare Practitioners

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9780702186592: Child Abuse: Guidelines and Applications for Primary Healthcare Practitioners

Providing detailed information on the risk factors and indicators of abuse, the ethical decisions regarding reporting, and in-depth clinical information, this account equips health-care professionals with the knowledge to detect child abuse early. With a thorough, step-by-step approach to the clinical examination and documentation of physical maltreatment in southern Africa, this guide stresses the importance of maintaining the chain of evidence and examines the legal aspects of child abuse, including giving evidence in court and the avenues available to prosecute a perpetrator.

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D. Pretorius is a medical social scientist and lecturer in the department of family medicine and primary health care at the University of Limpopo. A. J. Mbokazi is an acting dean of medicine at the University of Limpopo and a specialist family physician. K. K. Hlaise is a forensic pathologist at the University of Limpopo in South Africa. L. Jacklin is a neurodevelopment specialist, a pediatrician, and the clinical manager of the Teddy Bear Clinic.

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