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Abstract

Child maltreatment (CM) is common worldwide, and can take many forms. It may even endanger the child’s life, especially when younger children are the victims. CM affects the child’s quality of life and consequently leads to long term issues to be dealt with by the child, family and community. This case series discusses six children who have been subjected to CM, and diagnosed by the child protection team of the departments of Child Health and Behavioural Medicine at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Oman. The aim of this case series is to increase the level of awareness of CM among Oman’s medical professionals and to highlight the difficulties encountered in diagnosing and providing optimal care for these children. Although treatment is provided in Oman’s health care system, it is clear that there are gaps in the existing system which affect the quality of child protection services provided to the children and their families. 
   

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Maltreatment Abuse Child Adolescent Non accidental injuries Negligence Case report Oman.

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Al-Saadoon, M., Al-Sharbati, M., El Nour, I., & Al-Said, B. (2012). Child Maltreatment Types and effects: Series of six cases from a university hospital in Oman. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal [SQUMJ], 12(1), 97–102. Retrieved from https://journals.squ.edu.om/index.php/squmj/article/view/1656