Child Abuse: Child abuse is defined as a variety of abnormal behaviors directed against children. It can take many forms. Child abuse may be in the form of:
- sexual abuse,
- physical abuse,
- child neglect,
- emotional neglect and abuse,
- failure to thrive, and
- Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
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AlcoholismAlcohol problems vary in severity from mild to life-threatening and affect the individual, the person's family, and society in numerous adverse ways. Signs of a drinking problem include insomnia, loss of employment, blackouts, depression, auto accidents, bruises, frequent falls, and anxiety. Treatment involves stabilization, detoxification, and rehabilitation of the alcohol-dependent person.
Broken or Knocked-out TeethBroken teeth are caused by trauma to the face. Jaw pain, toothache, pain with chewing and temperature changes may indicate a broken or cracked tooth. Sometimes teeth may be reimplanted if they come out whole, but fractures may require crowns or removal of the tooth.
BruisesA bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Symptoms and signs include pain and discolored skin. Applying a cold compress may speed healing and reduce swelling. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen may be taken for pain.
Domestic ViolenceDomestic violence is a well-known and often-used term. Although it may describe various violent relationships, such as child abuse, elder abuse, or abuse within a same-sex relationship, it is most most commonly applied to an intimate relationship between two adults in which one partner uses a pattern of assault and intimidating acts to assert power and control over the other partner.
Growth Failure in ChildrenGrowth failure in children may be caused by a number of factors, whether genetic or hormonal. Growth delay that results in short stature is seldom a result of a medical condition that requires treatment, however, hormone replacement therapy is indicated when the child has hypothyroidism or growth hormone deficiency.
Patient RightsPatient rights are the basic rules of conduct between medical caregivers as well as the institutions and people that support them and patients. The key components are communication; informed consent; confidentiality; the right to healthcare; abandonment; right to refuse care for adults parents, and children; legal principles in medicine; and medical research and patients' rights.
Alcoholism Alcohol problems vary in severity from mild to life-threatening and affect the individual, the person's family, and society in numerous adverse ways. Signs of a drinking problem include insomnia, loss of employment, blackouts, depression, auto accidents, bruises, frequent falls, and anxiety. Treatment involves stabilization, detoxification, and rehabilitation of the alcohol-dependent person.
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