Fabrication or induction of illness in a child: A critical review of labels and the literature using electronic libraries

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dc.contributor.author Burns, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-21T15:04:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-21T15:04:00Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Burns, Kenneth (2004) "Fabrication or Induction of Illness in a Child: a Critical Review of Labels and Literature Using Electronic Libraries," Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies: Vol. 5: Iss. 1-2, Article 6, pp.74-92. Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/ijass/vol5/iss1/6 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 1-2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 74 en
dc.identifier.endpage 92 en
dc.identifier.issn 1393-7022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/606
dc.description.abstract This paper argues that the variance between professionals on the use of terminology to describe and define this form of child maltreatment may lead to a loss of focus on children's welfare. The author argues that the label Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy has outlived its use and recommends the adoption of a new label 'Fabrication or Induction of Illness in a Child'. The article presents a critical analysis of the titles of 410 unique library entries collated from electronic libraries to discern the prevalence of labels to denote the fabrication or induction of illness in children. The article also reviews recent developments in the UK courts and some critical observations on the challenges to the field. The author notes with concern that there does not appear to be a preponderance of service user narratives or critical perspectives in the literature. The adoption of a more critical orientation and the acknowledgement of critical service user narratives may be a useful focus for future research. The paper reviews the merits of electronic libraries to efficiently discern an up to date reading list on a particular theme or issue. Electronic libraries can be of particular use to research minded practitioners and as a tool to support evidence based practice. The use of electronic libraries to facilitate the research process is affirmed, although some issues regarding accuracy and research skills are noted. Electronic libraries can be of particular use to research minded practitioners and as a tool to support practice. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Social Care Ireland en
dc.relation.uri http://arrow.dit.ie/ijass/vol5/iss1/6/
dc.rights © Copyright Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies en
dc.subject Fabrication or induction of illness in a child en
dc.subject Child abuse en
dc.subject Electronic libraries en
dc.subject Labels en
dc.subject Service Users' en
dc.subject Munchausen syndrome by proxy en
dc.title Fabrication or induction of illness in a child: A critical review of labels and the literature using electronic libraries en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A012/kburns en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Kenneth Burns, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: k.burns@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2012-06-12T14:16:45Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 30080666
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes - Yes. Author checked with editor Kevin Lalor 12 Jun 2012. Hi Kenneth As an open access journal, we are very happy for PDFs to be uploaded to Institute repositories. We do not have a written policy on this, but it is practiced by many of our authors. I would just ask the full IJASS citation be used, Best wishes Kevin Kevin Lalor, BA, MDevtStudies, PhD, Head of School of Social Sciences and Law, Dublin Institute of Technology, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. tel.: 00-353-1-4024163 en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress k.burns@ucc.ie en


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