Annex 3: PAHO manual
Abuse (Mistreatment) and Neglect (Abandonment)
DIAGNOSTIC AND MANAGEMENT GUIDE I
PANAMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Regional Office of the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
1. Analyze the problem of abuse and mistreatment by taking into account an epidemio- logical perspective, to take countering actions.
Recognize the distinct types of abuse and mistreatment.
Describe the associated risk factors.
Describe the clinical assessment of the victim and the perpetrator.
Describe the initial follow-up strategies.