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Medical child abuse : beyond Munchausen syndrome by proxy /
Thomas A. Roesler, Carole Jenny.
imprint
[Elk Grove Village, IL] : American Academy of Pediatrics, c2009.
description
ix, 337 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1581101368 (hbk.), 9781581101362 (hbk.)
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imprint
[Elk Grove Village, IL] : American Academy of Pediatrics, c2009.
isbn
1581101368 (hbk.)
9781581101362 (hbk.)
contents note
Case for a new paradigm -- Medical child abuse -- How did we get here? -- Uncommon manifestations of Battered child syndrome -- Why has it taken so long? -- So, why do they do it? -- Description of 115 cases referred for possible Munchausen syndrome by proxy -- Introduction to treatment -- Identifying medical child abuse -- Stopping the abuse -- Providing for ongoing safety -- Treating the physical consequences -- Physicians as part of the problem -- Lawyers as part of the solution -- Where do we go from here?
catalogue key
6986836
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dr Thomas A. Roesler is associate professor of child and family psychiatry at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He is codirector of the Hasbro Children's Partial Hospital Program, a day treatment program for children with combined physical and emotional illness Dr Carole Jenny is professor of pediatrics, also at Brown University, director of the ChildSafe child protection program at Hasbro Children's Hospital, and chair of the Committee on Child Abuse of the American Academy of Pediatrics
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Doody's Reviews, June 2009
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Summaries
Main Description
Powerful new detailed and comprehensive resource for diagnosing and treating medical child abuse. Thomas A. Roesler, MD and Carole Jenny, MD, MBA, FAAP make the case that the term Munchausen syndrome by proxy should be retired permanently and replaced with a commonsense appreciation that children can be abused by their parents in the medical environment. Physicians who find themselves providing unnecessary and harmful medical care can see the abuse for what it is, another way parents can harm children. The book offers the first detailed and comprehensive description of treatment for this form of child maltreatment. "At last. A clear, logical, and immensely practical book, showing that this is not a syndrome at all, but rather another important form of child abuse...and one which is completely preventable." Kim Oates, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Sydney, Australia. "A fantastic book that will revolutionize, in a much needed way, the way we think about this disorder." Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FAAP, FAAO, FRCSC, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Genetics, and Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences Director, Postgraduate Bioethics Education University of Toronto. "Drs. Roesler and Jenny have finally mapped the terrain of child abuse showing where medical child abuse stands in the overall landscape." Thomas L. Dwyer, Director of Foster Care, Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut.
Main Description
Thomas A. Roesler, MD, FAAP and Carole Jenny, MD, MBA, FAAP make the case that the term Munchausen syndrome by proxy should be retired permanently and replaced with a commonsense appreciation that children can be abused by their parents in the medical env
Main Description
Thomas A. Roesler, MD, FAAP and Carole Jenny, MD, MBA, FAAP make the case that the term Munchausen syndrome by proxy should be retired permanently and replaced with a commonsense appreciation that children can be abused by their parents in the medical environment. Physicians who find themselves providing unnecessary and harmful medical care can see the abuse for what it is, another way parents can harm children. The book offers the first detailed and comprehensive description of treatment for this form of child maltreatment.
Main Description
The authors make the case that the term Munchausen syndrome by proxy should be retired permanently and replaced with a commonsense appreciation that children can be abused by their parents in the medical environment. Physicians who find themselves providing unnecessary and harmful medical care can see the abuse for what it is, another way parents can harm children. This book offers the first detailed and comprehensive description of treatment for this form of child maltreatment. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Case for a New Paradigmp. 17
Medical Child Abusep. 43
How Did We Get Here?p. 61
Uncommon Manifestations of Battered Child Syndromep. 77
Why Has It Taken So Long?p. 93
So, Why Do They Do It?p. 111
Description of 115 Cases Referred for Possible Munchausen Syndrome by Proxyp. 131
Introduction to Treatmentp. 155
Identifying Medical Child Abusep. 165
Stopping the Abusep. 199
Providing for Ongoing Safetyp. 219
Treating the Physical Consequencesp. 239
Treating the Psychological Consequencesp. 259
Physicians as Part of the Problemp. 279
Lawyers as Part of the Solutionp. 293
Where Do We Go From Here?p. 309
Indexp. 327
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