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Child abuse is a family social disease

Child abuse is a family social disease

Canadian Family Physician Medecin de Famille Canadien 19(8): 53-56

Child maltreatment is a social disease due to a breakdown in family dynamics and parent child relationships. The family doctor is closest to the family. As such he is the most suitable and effective professional for the prevention and management of the syndrome. This article outlines the types of injury common to this syndrome, with frequently heard complaints from parents.

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