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Emergency care of the abused [electronic resource] /
[edited by] Fiona E. Gallahue, Laura D. Melville.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
description
ix, 299 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9780521867078 (hardback)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
isbn
9780521867078 (hardback)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The pediatric patient / Jennifer Cantor ... [et al.] -- Intimate partner abuse / Peggy E. Goodman -- Sexual assault / Laura Melville -- The geriatric patient / Jonathan Glauser -- Mentally ill or cognitively impaired patients / Stephanie Cooper -- Immigrants and cultural taboos / Indrani Sheridan -- Trafficking victims / Fiona Gallahue -- Forensic photographys / Mary Ryan.
catalogue key
8360873
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Fiona E. Gallahue is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and an emergency medicine physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington Laura D. Melville is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of Acute Care for Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence, as well as an emergency medicine physician at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A strength of the book is its attention to the abuse of immigrants, which highlights cultural issues to which clinicians must be sensitive during the acute medical care encounter, such as language discordances, immigration status, legal status, and differences in cultural practices. Examples are provided of culturally based practices that can interfere with communication and patient care, such as restrictions related to direct eye contact or diet. There are likewise interesting discussions about trafficking and torture, including contemporary issues such as the influence of globalization and cultural values on human trafficking and the role of medical and psychological professionals in the treatment and maltreatment of detainees...In summary, Emergency Care of the Abused is an easy-to-read reference text about how to recognize and provide immediate medical treatment for different types of abuse. To our knowledge, it is the first of its kind to address the breadth of abuse issues that general practitioners, emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians, and others may encounter in their clinical practice." --Journal of the American Medical Association
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Summaries
Main Description
Emergency Care of the Abused is intended to assist the health care practitioner in managing the acute care of abused patients. This accessible introduction is not intended to be an exhaustive study of each topic, but a quick reference and practical guide
Bowker Data Service Summary
General practitioner, paediatricians and emergency physicians will appreciate the accessible information available in this book, which will assist the health care practitioner in managing the acute care of abused patients. Intended to be a quick reference, it covers a wide range of the abuse that a practitioner may see.
Main Description
Emergency Care of the Abused is intended to assist the health care practitioner in managing the acute care of abused patients. This accessible introduction is not intended to be an exhaustive study of each topic, but a quick reference and practical guide for those in the clinical arena who see such patients. The full range of potential abuses that a health care practitioner may see is covered here. Several topics not commonly included in textbooks, such as trafficking, torture, and cultural influence are included. Each chapter has goals and objectives to maximize educational reading on the topic, photographs and tables to assist the clinician, legal aspects of the emergency situation, and quick reference pages to assist the practitioner emergently dealing with an abused patient.
Description for Bookstore
Any general practitioner, pediatrician, or emergency physician will appreciate this easy-to-read information on a wide range of possible emergency situations presented. It is not intended to be an exhaustive study of each topic, but a quick reference and practical guide for those in the clinical arena who see such patients.
Description for Bookstore
Emergency Care of the Abused is intended to assist the health care practitioner in a quick reference format in managing the acute care of abused patients. Any general practitioner, pediatrician, or emergency physician will appreciate the easy-to-read information on a wide range of possible emergency situations presented here.
Main Description
Any general practitioner, pediatrician, or emergency physician will appreciate the easy-to-read, accessible information available in this book which will assist the health care practitioner in managing the acute care of abused patients. It is not intended to be an exhaustive study of each topic, but a quick reference and practical guide for those in the clinical arena who see such patients. Covering a wide range of the abuse that a health care practitioner may see from domestic violence and child abuse to trafficking and torture, topics which are not commonly included in textbooks, it also discusses the cultural influences on managing and investigating abuse. Each chapter has goals and objectives to maximize educational reading on the topic, photographs and tables to assist the clinician, legal aspects of the emergency situation, and quick reference pages to assist the practitioner dealing with an abused patient in an emergency.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. vii
United Nations Statementp. ix
Physical and sexual abuse of childrenp. 1
Quick Reference Pagesp. 71
Intimate partner violencep. 74
Quick Reference Pagesp. 94
Sexual assaultp. 100
Quick Reference Pagesp. 128
The geriatric patientp. 133
Mentally ill or cognitively impaired patientsp. 150
Immigrants and ethnic minority populationsp. 169
Quick Reference Pagesp. 190
Care of victims of torturep. 192
Quick Reference Pagesp. 230
Trafficking victimsp. 233
Quick Reference Pagesp. 261
Forensic photographyp. 265
Quick Reference Pagesp. 282
Indexp. 283
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