Shaken Baby Syndrome

Nickolaus J. Miehl


J Foren Nurs. 2005;1(3):111-117. 

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The identification, investigation, clinical management, and prevention of SBS requires a cooperative multidisciplinary approach that relies on the knowledge and skill of all those involved. There is clearly a need for a united effort among health care, child welfare, law enforcement, social services, the court system, and education professionals as well as the community at large.

Knowledge of SBS needs to be provided to all individuals and groups involved with its detection, management, and prevention. Similarly, through research and creative preventative interventions, education regarding the hazards of shaking and the development of appropriate coping skills can be disseminated to the community. The future well-being of children who have been victim to or have the potential to become a victim of SBS rests with the multidisciplinary team's ability to collectively work toward the goal of preventing SBS.


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