There are many obstacles to overcome in the education of medical professionals who must be equipped to manage cases of child abuse and neglect.
These include several possible destructive responses to the problem, including denial, over-zealousness and ambivalence.
A successful training program should recognize these responses and minimize their occurrences by providing incremental additions to the students'knowledge base commensurate with their level of training and experience.
Medical students must first be given a knowledge base on which clinical experience can be built.
As the student progresses, educational opportunities can be offered to meet the student's needs and interests.
Residency training in Pediatrics and Family Medicine must also include a core base of knowledge on which to build, as well as offering case oriented training opportunities and electives which cover the field of child abuse in depth.
This training should continue beyond formal medical training and be part of the educational program for the medical practitioner.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin généraliste, Dépistage, Enfant maltraité, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Santé mentale, Homme, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Health staff, General practitioner, Medical screening, Child abuse, Family environment, Social environment, Mental health, Human, Victimology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0173094
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 11/09/1998.