n South African Medical Journal - Underreporting child abuse deaths : experiences from a national study on child homicide : correspondence
|Article Title||Underreporting child abuse deaths : experiences from a national study on child homicide : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 South African Medical Research Council, 4 South African Medical Research Council and 5 South African Medical Research Council|
|Publication Date||Mar 2013|
|Pages||132 - 133|
Mortality is the most extreme consequence of child abuse, but it is not always conceptualised within the framework of child abuse and neglect. While undertaking research for the recent National Female and Child Homicide Study, it became apparent that medical practitioners, and especially forensic pathologists, often deviate from their legal and ethical obligations when the cause of a death raises suspicion of child abuse or neglect.
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