British Journal of Hospital Medicine 1988; 54-61
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I. Kolvin, H. Steiner, F. Bamford, M. Taylor, J. Wynne, D. Jones and H. Zeitlin, "Child sexual abuse: principles of good practice", British Journal of Hospital Medicine, pp 54-61, (British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Special Report January 1988).
Although sexual abuse is properly considered to be part of the spectrum of problems affecting the health, growth and development of children, its very nature calls for an especially careful and considered approach when it is suspected. On the basis of our extensive clinical and academic experience as paediatricians and child psychiatrists, we propound some principles of good practice. Our ideas have been amplified by our recent experience in providing clinical second opinions in Cleveland.