Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment (Paperback)
  • Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment (Paperback)

Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment (Paperback)

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Paperback 576 Pages / Published: 30/03/2015
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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 childrenOnline victimization and child sexual exploitation on the WebMunchausen's syndrome by proxy Legal issues related to child maltreatmentThis 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.

Publisher: STM Learning
ISBN: 9781878060174
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


Nursing Approach to Child Maltreatment, 2e is a well-articulated, comprehensive overview of violence perpetrated against children. It underscores the indispensable role of nurses in the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of vulnerable children seen on the "frontline" of health care and emphasizes adverse consequences of child abuse, including those affecting the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being of the family. The risk of early trauma reaching beyond childhood into adolescence and adulthood is also explored. Nurses practicing in diverse specialties will benefit from the clinical and theoretical applications proposed in the text. This insightful composition of scholarly work is a welcome addition to the science of nursing.

Marie E. Mugavin, PhD, FNP-BC, SAFE-A
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico
School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Family Nurse Practitioner
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner
First Choice Community Healthcare
Albuquerque, NM

This new edition of Nursing Approach to Child Maltreatment, 2e offers essential, updated information about the evaluation procedures and techniques necessary for a comprehensive assessment of a child with potential physical and sexual abuse and other forms of maltreatment. There have been major advances in our understanding and approach over the ten years since the first edition, and this revised text provides a broad knowledge base to understand key aspects of medical history, examination, and laboratory evaluation while recognizing additional critical steps needed within the multidisciplinary team to promote emotional healing and prevent further injury. Frontline nurses and advanced practice nurses play a vital role in the safety net for children, and the nursing approach in this text builds upon our evolving science to extend these contributions to children in a variety of settings in the hospital, office, and community.

Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP
New York University
School of Medicine
New York, NY

This text, written by experts in the field of child maltreatment, is set to become the most widely used reference for those in practice today. It is comprehensive in its approach to the care of child maltreatment victims. Experts in various fields share their knowledge, from understanding the scope of the problem to assessment and treatment, while including a thorough review of legal implications. Our knowledge in all areas affecting maltreated children has grown exponentially over the past several years, and research supports changes in assessment techniques and treatment. These authors came together to produce a text that, while written for the nurse clinician, has the potential to serve various collaborating professionals as well. It is set to become a standard reference in the library of the many clinicians who work to make life better for children and to prevent maltreatment in the future.

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Director, Forensic Graduate Programs
School of Nursing
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

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