Fabricated or Induced Illness in a Child by a Carer: A Reader

1st Edition

Christopher Bools

CRC Press
Published December 20, 2006
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9781846191343 - CAT# K27820

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Summary

This groundbreaking new book is a major contribution to ongoing development which will safeguard and promote the welfare of the children who have illness fabricated or induced (FII), previously known as 'Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy'. Promoting a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach with a parent and carer focus, this book is the ideal ready reference for the busy children's services professional. It includes reports from both healthcare professionals and victims of FII, and features tables, case studies, examples, appendices, an index, a glossary of terms and is referenced for further reading. The information is wide-ranging and is a collaboration from professionals with varied backgrounds. This book supports national guidance on FII and is vital for all health, social care and education professionals and the Police. It will also be invaluable for therapists including psychologists, psychiatrists and mental healthcare workers.

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