Child maltreatment types and effects: Series of six cases from a University hospital in Oman

Muna Al-Saadoon*, Marwan Al-Sharbati, Ibtisam El Nour, Basma Al-Said

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-653
Number of pages6
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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