Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

December 29, 2011

Shaken Baby Syndrome Renamed Abusive Head Trauma

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME

RENAMED

ABUSIVE HEAD TRAUMA

     Language evolves.

     It’s been reputed that in the human service profession language evolves to keep non-professionals aware that the same syndrome has numerous a.k.a.s.

     Thus, when I read a news story on a man guilty of shaken baby syndrome (suffering neurological injuries after being shaken) I wasn’t surprised by the following statement: …the boy’s condition stems from biological factors and not Abusive Head Trauma, formerly called (more…)

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