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Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse in the Home

Wider, Lottchen Crane PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e318242c41c
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Given the sheer numbers of abused children, home health clinicians will likely encounter youngsters who are living in volatile and neglectful homes. This article details information that is designed to assist clinicians to identify and respond to child abuse and neglect.

Lottchen Crane Wider, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor at the School of Health Professions, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri.

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The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Address for correspondence: Lottchen Crane Wider, PhD, RN, School of Health Professions, Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141 (lwider@maryville.edu).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.