Medical Aspects of Child Neglect

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Thu, Sep 24th, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Thu, Sep 24th, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
Thu, Sep 24th, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
Thu, Sep 24th, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

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Though often neglected medically & legally, child neglect is literally the most lethal of all forms of child maltreatment. This presentation will discuss the medical evaluation & diagnosis of child neglect, especially nutritional neglect & unsafe environments.  The presenter will discuss the less obvious medical aspects of neglect, including the dangers of refeeding syndrome & potential life long health & developmental problems neglect may lead to.  These concepts include:

  • Failure to thrive as a concept vs. & a diagnosis.
  • “Marasmus”
  • Medical mimics & causes of malnutrition
  • Refeeding syndrome
  • Potential life long effects of child neglect & malnutrition.


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