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Title: Child abuse in Malta : a review
Authors: Attard Montalto, Simon
Mangion, Mariella
Keywords: Child abuse -- Malta
Psychological child abuse
Child sexual abuse
Child abuse -- Management
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2007, Vol.19(2), p. 6-11
Abstract: Child abuse constitutes one of the most difficult areas of paediatric practice in Malta and, sadly, non accidental injury (NAI) is not only relatively common but is also increasing in incidence. The multi-factorial and socially complex aetiology of child abuse makes its eradication at source very difficult indeed. Nevertheless, the significant negative impact of this diagnosis on the affected child, both in the immediacy as well as in the long term, dictates damage-limitation through early identification and appropriate management. To this end, local awareness of the magnitude of the problem has galvanized the relevant authorities who have now established efficient tracking and processing protocols for cases of NAI, covering medical, social, legal and police aspects.
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