Medical Child Abuse: Beyond Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Powerful new detailed and comprehensive resource for diagnosing and treating medical child abuse. Thomas A. Roesler, MD and Carole Jenny, MD, MBA, FAAP make the case that the term Munchausen syndrome by proxy should be retired permanently and replaced with a commonsense appreciation that children can be abused by their parents in the medical environment. Physicians who find themselves providing unnecessary and harmful medical care can see the abuse for what it is, another way parents can harm children. The book offers the first detailed and comprehensive description of treatment for this form of child maltreatment. “At last. A clear, logical, and immensely practical book, showing that this is not a syndrome at all, but rather another important form of child abuse…and one which is completely preventable.” Kim Oates, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Sydney, Australia. “A fantastic book that will revolutionize, in a much needed way, the way we think about this disorder.” Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, FAAP, FAAO, FRCSC, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Genetics, and Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences Director, Postgraduate Bioethics Education University of Toronto. “Drs. Roesler and Jenny have finally mapped the terrain of child abuse showing where medical child abuse stands in the overall landscape.” Thomas L. Dwyer, Director of Foster Care, Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut.
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