Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect in Primary Care by Michael J. Bannon

Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect in Primary Care

EditorMichael J. Bannon, Yvonne H. Carter

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This book deals with child abuse and neglect as it presents itself in primary care. All health professionals, including those who work in primary care, have an important role to play in the child protection process. Inappropriate management of suspected instances of child abuse may result inserious implications for the child, family and involved professionals. Primary health care teams have specific and unmet training needs in this area and many general practitioners express anxiety regarding their involvement in child protection work. The overall aim of this book is to enable membersof the primary health care team to fulfil their responsibilities in the protection of children from the threat of abuse or neglect. Readers are made aware of the skills required both to protect children and to subsequently maintain relationships with families. The contents have been extended toinclude child protection issues in our multi-cultural society along with comparison of different systems across Europe. The book is primarily aimed at GPs and their teams; social workers and health care managers will also benefit from its unique treatment of child protection issues in a primary caresetting. 'This book addresses these issues with sagacity and imagination. The reader (all primary care team members would benefit from it) is offered facts, skills, attitudes and insights to help in this difficult area. We can all do child protection better - let us use this book to achieve that aim.' From the foreword by Professor Michael Pringle, Immediate Past Chairman, Council of Royal College of General Practitioners

About The Author

Michael Bannon is a Consultant Paediatrician, Northwick Park Hospital and Associate Dean in Postgraduate Medicine, London Deanery. Yvonne Carter is in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Barts and The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London.
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Title:Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect in Primary CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.56 inPublished:November 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632760

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Table of Contents

1. Ximena Poblete: Overview of child abuse and neglect2. Melanie Pace: The child protection process3. Yvonne Carter and Michael Bannon: Child abuse and primary care4. Geoff Debelle: Child protection in a multi-cultural society5. Yvonne Carter, Michael Bannon, Neil Jackson and Mitch Blair: The training needs of primary health care teams in child protection6. Chris Hobbs: Physical abuse7. Jocelyn Jones and Anna Gupta: Neglect and its impact on child welfare8. Alyson Hall: Emotional abuse9. Alison Mott: Child sexual abuse10. Christopher Cloke: Forgotten patients - adults abused as children11. Leslie Davison and Margaret Lynch: Domestic violence and child protection: Issues for the primary care team12. Fran Clift: Legal aspects of child abuse13. Enid Hendry: Roles and responsibilities14. Anne-Marie Slowther: Ethics and the child protection process15. Wendy Thorn and Michael Bannon: The child protection case conference16. Tom Narducci: Working together as a team to protect children17. Mary Mather: The health needs of looked after children and the role of the primary care team18. Ruth Bastable: Child protection and the primary care organizations (PCOs)19. Rachael Heatherington: The child protection process: an international perspective20. Kevin Browne and Catherine Hamilton: Prevention: current and future trends