volume 99, issue 2, P186-192 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.2.186
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R. J. Wright, R. O. Wright, N. E. Isaac

Abstract: Battered mothers are rarely identified in the pediatric emergency department even though the physicians report handling a significant number of child abuse/neglect cases. Education on domestic violence, including the implications of woman battering for childrens' health, should be incorporated in the training curricula of pediatric emergency department physicians to raise awareness of the need to explore for the presence of concurrent abuse in both children and their mothers. Identifying battered women through…

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