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Forensic child abuse evaluation: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17285214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review discusses the forensic medical and psychological assessments of children and adolescents suspected of being victims of sexual or physical abuse/neglect. Evaluation of the whole child and the need to minimize trauma during the investigative and assessment processes are stressed. The forensic medical examination is reviewed, including the specifics of the pediatric anogenital examination. The key components of the forensic medical examination in sexual assault cases are also reviewed, with particular attention to maintaining the integrity of the process. Special emphasis is placed on the forensic interview in child sexual abuse cases, the best evidence available and areas in need of further research.
Danielle Laraque; Amy DeMattia; Christine Low
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-07     Completed Date:  2007-03-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1138-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / diagnosis*
Child Abuse, Sexual / diagnosis
Child Advocacy
Crime Victims / psychology
Forensic Medicine / methods,  standards*
Interview, Psychological / standards
Physical Examination / psychology,  standards
Practice Guidelines as Topic
United States

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