The child suspected of being abused or neglected demands prompt evaluation in a protective environment where knowledgeable consultants are readily available.
In communities without specialized centers for the care of abused children, the hospital in-patient unit becomes an appropriate setting for their initial management.
Medical, psychosocial, and legal concerns may be assessed expeditiously while the child is housed in a safe haven awaiting final disposition by child protective services.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that hospitalization of abused and neglected children, when medically indicated or for their protection/diagnosis when there are no specialized facilities in the community for their care, should be viewed as medically necessary by both health professionals and third-party payors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Abandon enfant, Dépistage, Aspect social, Etude familiale, Conduite à tenir, Recommandation, Enfant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Psychopathologie, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Abandonment child, Medical screening, Social aspect, Family study, Clinical management, Recommendation, Child, Human, United States, North America, America, Psychopathology, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0260247
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 11/09/1998.