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Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment

Second Edition

Paul Thomas Clements (author) Ann Burgess (author)
Theresa M. Fay-Hiller (author)
Eileen R. Giardino (author)
Angelo P. Giardino (author)

ISBN: 9781878060174

Publication Date: Mar 2015

Format: Paperback

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.
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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.
Illustrations 170 images
Pages 576
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2015
Publisher STM Learning
Subject/s Paediatric medicine   Mental health services   Paediatric nursing   Child abuse   Examination of patients  
Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, APRN-BC, CGS, DF-IAFN

Ann Burgess, RN, DNSc, CS

Theresa M. Fay-Hillier, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Eileen R. Giardino, PhD, RN, CRNP

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, FAAP

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