Physical Punishment, Abuse, Torture or Revenge? A Case Report

  • Behdad Gharib Mail Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sara Esmaeili Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Narges Mazloomi Nobandegani Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Golnaz Shariati Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Addiction, Child abuse, Dysfunctional family

Abstract

Child maltreatment happens in all countries and cultures. Children as the vulnerable part of the societies are subject to rage, abuse and maltreatment and need special multidisciplinary attention to get proper protection and care. Appropriate legislation, community education, advocacy in media and attention of care givers and children health providers may alter the trend of child abuse in communities. In order to raise awareness about child abuse for healthcare professionals, in this report we introduce a disastrous case of 4 years old boy who was attacked by his father which presented to Children's Medical Center in Tehran. The living environment of the victim was a dysfunctional family and an addict father as the risk factors of dangerous circumstances for a child.

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Gharib B, Esmaeili S, Mazloomi Nobandegani N, Shariati G. Physical Punishment, Abuse, Torture or Revenge? A Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 50(8):580-582.
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