battered child

Edita Falco edita.falco at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 15 19:44:29 UTC 2016

Dear members of the list
you must remember that  Battered Child Syndrome was misdiagnosed for
years,doctors talk about Fragile Bones Syndrome as no one could think that
parents may be so mad...
It was Henry Kempe  who enrolled social services that discovered the truth.
Some years later Karl Weit choose this case as an example of what he called
sensemaking -otherwise attributted to Westrum- "*A system’s willingness to
become aware of problems is associated with its ability to act on them’
(Westrum, 1993, p. *340). How can I know what I face until I see what my
limited actions uncover. Limited actions lead to limited seeing leads to
limited awareness. Limited awareness is a big liability in times of
Another way of missing a many others may be?

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