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Edited by Robert A Minns, J Keith Brown. Published by Mac Keith Press, London, 2006, £95 (hardback), pp 526. ISBN 1-898683-35-2
Non-accidental injury in children rarely seems to be out of the spotlight. The public eye intermittently falls upon tragic cases and disputed medical evidence, the healthcare professions engage in a never-ending round of child protection awareness raising and induction training, and meanwhile a depressingly steady stream of children continue to enter the child protection system after a shaking or inflicted head injury.
This book is aimed particularly at paediatricians in both the hospital and the community setting, but also at the wider child protection team including legal, police and social work professionals, with chapters written by contributors from …