The family physician has a particular concern with the maltreated child, as the etiology and management involves the ecologic understanding of the parents, the child, the family, and parent—child interactions, as well as the community and the society. This chapter discusses the historical aspects of maltreatment (abuse/neglect); the etiologic factors as related to parents, child, family, community, and society; the recognition of factors suggesting potential maltreatment (abuse/neglect); and the management of potential, suspected, or overt maltreatment.
KeywordsChild Abuse Family Physician Nuclear Family Multiple Fracture Chronic Subdural Hematoma
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