Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide

Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide

by Martin A. Finkel, Angelo P. Giardino

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Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide by Martin A. Finkel, Angelo P. Giardino

This newly updated edition of the top-selling reference manual for the medical evaluation of suspected child sexual abuse has been expanded to reflect the increasing importance of properly performed, well-documented examinations. Not only does the book cover aspects of the physical examination and diagnosis for sexual abuse, its additional coverage of interviewing children and collecting evidence for criminal investigations makes it an inclusive guidebook for all aspects of the child sexual abuse evaluation process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761920823
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/03/2001
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Martin A. Finkel. DO, is professor of pediatrics at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) and founder and medical director of the Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) at RowanSOM. He has published numerous articles on child abuse and has been appointed by six governors of New Jersey to co-chair that state’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect—a position he currently holds.

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Office for Texas Children’s Health Plan overseeing the Disease and Quality Management areas as well as the Provider Relations teams. Dr. Giardino is also a health services researcher, methodologist, and expert in child maltreatment and children with special health care needs.

Table of Contents

The Problem - Angelo P Giardino
The Evaluation - Martin A Finkel
Physical Examination - Martin A Finkel
Documentation of Physical Evidence in Child Sexual Abuse - Lawrence R Ricci
Outline of STDs in Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse - Deborah C Stewart
Forensic Evidence Collection - Cindy W Christian and Angelo P Giardino
Unique Needs of Adolescent Patients - Deborah E Lowen
The Anogenital Exam - Lori D Frasier
Diagnostic Dilemmas, Minics of Abuse
Nursing Issues Related to Child Sexual Abuse Evaluations - Eileen R Giardino and Jamie Ferrell
Psychological Issues - Julie Lippmann
Interdiscipinary Approaches to Child Maltreatment - Angelo p Giardino and Stephen Ludwig
Assessing Community Resources
Legal Issues in the Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse - John Meyers
Documentation, Reports Formulation, and Conclusions - Martin A Finkel

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