Emergency Care of the Abused provides health care practitioners with practical medical and legal information about the acute evaluation and management of patients who have been abused. Designed as a reference guide for primary care and emergency practitioners, the book presents a brief overview of physical and sexual child abuse, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and a variety of vulnerable populations at increased risk of abuse: elderly individuals, those with mental illness or cognitive impairment, immigrants, and ethnic minorities.
McCarthy ML, Rhodes KV. Emergency Care of the Abused. JAMA. 2009;301(11):1175-1181. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.334