Child Abuse: Clinical, Ethical, & Legal Issues Self-Directed


Course Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology of child abuse among the American populace.
  • Describe the predisposing factors for child abuse.
  • Identify the categories of child abuse.
  • Recognize clinical signs observable on child abuse victims.
  • Recognize clinical findings and conditions that mimic child abuse.
  • Recognize typical behaviors of child abusers in the healthcare setting.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal implications of child abuse for healthcare practitioners.
  • Describe the impact of child abuse situations on healthcare practitioners.
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