Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide

Hardback
This newly updated edition of this 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. An invaluable illustrated guidebook for physicians, nurses, and other professionals involved with investigation of child abuse cases, this book features an overview of the evaluation process, detailed descriptions of how to perform the physical examination, and guidelines for diagnosis. New to this edition is added coverage of legal issues, collection of forensic evidence, issues for nurses, and the special needs of adolescents. The book also has expanded its coverage of sexually transmitted diseases, diagnostic problems, and documenting examinations, and features new and improved photographs and illustrations. Its practical approach and easy-to-read format make it convenient for the busy professional. New to the Second Edition - New chapters on legal issues, collection of forensic evidence, issues for nurses, and the special needs of adolescents. - Expanded and updated coverage of sexually transmitted diseases, diagnostic problems, and documenting examinations. - Vastly expanded collection of illustrative photographs (including 83 in colour) and line drawings.