The Pitfalls and Challenges of Diagnosing Child Abuse
This presentation will discuss alternative mechanisms of injury in abused children and review the medical information about these conditions: benign external hydrocephalus and fatal head injuries from short-distance falls. You’ll learn about these conditions in laymen’s terms, including clear illustrations, to expand your collective knowledge of child abuse and how it overlaps with other forms of pediatric trauma.
- Understand the medical approach to the injured child
- Identify specific medical conditions which can be mistaken for child abuse
- Anticipate defense strategies in child abuse cases
About The Presenter
Dr. Gary Goodman
Medical Director of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
(CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital)
Dr. Goodman is a Pediatric Critical Care specialist who works at both CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. He is the medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at CCMH.
He went to medical school at UC Irvine School of Medicine and did his pediatric residency at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at CHOC.
Dr. Goodman has been on the full-time staff of CHOC since 1986. Dr. Goodman is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.