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Should Extreme Obesity in Children be Considered Child Abuse?

Beal, Judy DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN; Decker, Jonathan W PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC; Quelly, Susan PhD, RN

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 6 - p 334–335
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3182a370ee
ONGOING COLUMNS: Second Opinion

Whose fault is it when a child suffers from extreme obesity? Is anyone at fault?

Jonathan Decker is an Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL.

Susan Quelly is an Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Second Opinion columns are coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo and Judy Beal. Dr. Capitulo can be reached via e-mail at: DrKatieRN@hotmail.com. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at: judy.beal@simmons.edu

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