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Making paediatric assessment in suspected sexual abuse a therapeutic experience

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dc.contributor.author De San Lazaro, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-12T18:18:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-12T18:18:06Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation De San Lazaro, C. (1995). Making paediatric assessment in suspected sexual abuse a therapeutic experience. Archives of disease in childhood, 73(2), 174-176. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1511181/pdf/archdisch00622-0092.pdf  
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3391
dc.description.abstract Sexual abuse in children may come to light in a variety of clinical settings. This paper outlines an approach to paediatric assessment in situations where a child has made a statement alleging abuse. Such children may be brought to the attention of a physician by referral from a general practitioner or from a child protection agency. In these situations a therapeutic approach is usually not expected and is rarely demanded by other professionals. While a carefully structured approach to the examination is needed to meet the requirements of social workers and the police who may be under considerable pressure to resolve the immediate child protection issues, the assessment should at all times be a healing experience for both the child and the family. A calm, gentle, and unhurried approach will go a long way toward making the examination part of the recovery process rather than another form of assault. Understanding of the special needs of such children is essential and paediatricians must always be sensitive to issues such as power, trust, and control. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Archives of Disease in Childhood en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject diagnosis en_US
dc.subject treatment en_US
dc.subject clinical practice en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject United Kingdom en_US
dc.title Making paediatric assessment in suspected sexual abuse a therapeutic experience en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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