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Emergency Care of the Abused


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Juli 2008

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A quick reference to assist the health care practitioner in the acute care of abused patients.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. The pediatric patient Jennifer Canter, Jamie Hoffman Rosenfeld, Neelofar K. Butt and Ann Botash; 2. Intimate partner violence Peggy E. Goodman; 3. Sexual assault Laura D. Melville; 4. The geriatric patient Jonathan Glauser; 5. Mentally ill or cognitively impaired patients Stephanie Cooper; 6. Immigrants and cultural taboos Indrani Sheridan; 7. Torture victims Moira Davenport; 8. Trafficking victims Fiona E. Gallahue; 9. Forensic photography Mary Ryan.

Portrait

Fiona E. Gallahue is Associate Residency Director and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an emergency medicine physician at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. Laura D. Melville is Director of Acute Care for Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as an emergency medicine physician at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York.

Pressestimmen

"A strength of the book is its attention to the abuse of immigrants, which highlights cultural issues to which clinicians must be sensitive during the acute medical care encounter, such as language discordances, immigration status, legal status, and differences in cultural practices. Examples are provided of culturally based practices that can interfere with communication and patient care, such as restrictions related to direct eye contact or diet. There are likewise interesting discussions about trafficking and torture, including contemporary issues such as the influence of globalization and cultural values on human trafficking and the role of medical and psychological professionals in the treatment and maltreatment of detainees...In summary, Emergency Care of the Abused is an easy-to-read reference text about how to recognize and provide immediate medical treatment for different types of abuse. To our knowledge, it is the first of its kind to address the breadth of abuse issues that general practitioners, emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians, and others may encounter in their clinical practice." --Journal of the American Medical Association
EAN: 9780521867078
ISBN: 052186707X
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover)'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2008
Seitenanzahl: 299 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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