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Educational Paper: Detection of child abuse and neglect at the emergency room

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dc.contributor.author Teeuw, A. H., Derkx, B. H. F., Koster, W. A., & vam Rijn, R. R.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-31T16:15:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-31T16:15:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Teeuw, A. H., Derkx, B. H. F., Koster, W. A., & vam Rijn, R. R. (2012). Educational Paper: Detection of child abuse and neglect at the emergency room. European Journal of Pediatrics, 171(6), 877-885. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3357474/pdf/431_2011_Article_1551.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3199
dc.description.abstract The emergency room (ER) represents the main system entry for crises-based health care visits. It is estimated that 2% to 10% of children visiting the ER are victims of child abuse and neglect (CAN). Therefore, ER personnel may be the first hospital contact and opportunity for CAN victims to be recognised. Early diagnosis of CAN is important, as without early identification and intervention, about one in three children will suffer subsequent abuse. This educational paper provides the reader with an up-to-date and in-depth overview of the current screening methods for CAN at the ER. Conclusion: We believe that a combined approach, using a checklist with risk factors for CAN, a structured clinical assessment and inspection of the undressed patient (called ‘top–toe’ inspection) and a system of standard referral of all children from parents who attend the ER because of alcohol or drugs intoxication, severe psychiatric disorders or with injuries due to intimate partner violence, is the most promising procedure for the early diagnosis of CAN in the ER setting. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher European Journal of Pediatrics en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject symptoms en_US
dc.subject indicators en_US
dc.subject signs en_US
dc.subject protocol en_US
dc.subject guidelines en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Netherlands en_US
dc.title Educational Paper: Detection of child abuse and neglect at the emergency room en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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