ERIC Number: EJ667906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Munchausen by Proxy (MBP) Maltreatment: An International Educational Challenge.
Lasher, Louisa J.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v27 n4 p409-11 Apr 2003
This article is an introduction to a special section on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP) as a form of child maltreatment. In MSBP the perpetrator has deliberately induced, fabricated, or exaggerated a physical and/or psychological-behavioral-mental health problem in another. The article stresses the importance of obtaining an MSBP finding of fact in court in order to provide the victim with short- and long-term protection. (Contains 1 reference.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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