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  • Author(s)Paul Thomas Clements / Ann Burgess / Theresa M. Fay-Hiller / Eileen R. Giardino / Angelo P. Giardino
  • Edition2
  • Published30th March 2015
  • PublisherSTM Learning
  • ISBN
Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment provides the information nurses need to identify and accurately interpret and report signs of maltreatment. Focusing on the intersection of nursing and child maltreatment, this book provides procedural guidelines for medical contact with abuse victims. Over 20 chapters, Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment addresses physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Each chapter provides an overview of its subject, detailed treatment plans for specific types of abuse, easy-to-use checklists, and examination guidelines and flow charts for quick reference.

To provide nurses and nurse practitioners with an expanded understanding of child maltreatment, this text covers a wide range of relevant topics, including:
  • Domestic violence and its effect on children
  • Online victimization and child sexual exploitation on the Web
  • Münchausen’s syndrome by proxy
  • Legal issues related to child maltreatment
This latest edition of Nursing Approach to Child Maltreatment is an invaluable resource to nurse and other professionals in a position to identify and report child maltreatment. Such professionals include paediatric nurses, family nurse practitioners, school nurses, advanced practice nurses, and social service personnel.

Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatmentclearly demonstrates how to identify abuse and details both common and unusual types of child maltreatment. Edited by a forensic and psychiatric clinical specialist, with chapters contributed by experts in fields related to child maltreatment, this authoritative reference is a must- have for nurses, nurse practitioners, and professionals who may encounter child abuse in the clinical setting.
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