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Author Peinkofer, J. (Jim)

Title Silenced angels : the medical, legal, and social aspects of shaken baby syndrome / James R. Peinkofer ; foreword by Randell Alexander.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Auburn House, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  618.9285 P377S    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Randell Alexander, MD, PhD -- Medical Aspects of Shaken Baby Syndrome -- Signs and Symptoms -- Consequences -- Cutaneous Manifestations -- Fractures in Shaken Baby Syndrome -- History of Abuse and the Role of Shaken Baby Syndrome -- Intracranial Injuries -- History of Intracranial Injuries and Shaken Baby Syndrome -- Ocular Injuries, with content contribution by Alex V. Levin, MD -- Historical Ophthalmologic Reports -- Myths and Controversies -- Missed Cases -- Procedures and Tests -- Survivors -- Legal Aspects of Shaken Baby Syndrome -- Investigation of Shaken Baby Syndrome -- SIDS versus SBS -- Pretrial and Trial Aspects -- Post-Trial Aspects -- Social Aspects of Shaken Baby Syndrome -- Perpetrators -- Families of SBS Victims -- Psychological Aspects -- Government Intervention -- Prevention -- Developmental Milestones.
Summary "Silenced Angels: The Medical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Shaken Baby Syndrome delves into realms of child abuse that have never been explored before in such detail. The book examines how the physical assault of violent shaking on a young body can lead to a lifetime of despair or even death. Every important detail of this tragic form of child abuse is analyzed, providing the reader a more definitive understanding of the condition known as SBS. This is the first book written exclusively about SBS, which is 100 percent preventable. SBS cases can be frequently misdiagnosed and are more frequently under-investigated and poorly prosecuted, leading to a sense of injustice among families and child abuse prevention advocates." "The author breaks through the barriers of miscomprehension, misdiagnosis, and misrepresentation that typically lead to further tragedy and injustice in SBS-related cases. Advocates for child abuse prevention will gain greater information about SBS to further their cause of establishing hospital and community-based prevention and education programs. Parents and family members of SBS victims will find this book indispensable when seeking medical and legal assistance with their cases."--Jacket.
Subject Battered child syndrome.
Battered child syndrome -- Social aspects.
Battered child syndrome -- Law and legislation.
Child abuse -- Social aspects.
Child abuse -- Law and legislation.
Battered Child Syndrome. (DNLM)D001497
Craniocerebral Trauma -- diagnosis. (DNLM)D006259Q000175
Eye Injuries -- diagnosis. (DNLM)D005131Q000175
Forensic Medicine -- methods. (DNLM)D005554Q000379
Fractures -- diagnosis.
Infant. (DNLM)D007223
Battered child syndrome. (OCoLC)fst00828859
Child abuse -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00854238
Child abuse -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00854270
ISBN 0865693137 (alk. paper)
9780865693135 (alk. paper)
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