Story: Child abuse

Dr Patrick Kelly

Dr Patrick Kelly

Dr Patrick Kelly is a paediatrician at Starship Children's Hospital and has treated many children who have been admitted as a result of abuse. He has also appeared as an expert witness in child abuse and homicide court cases. Dr Kelly says that health professionals must act when they suspect abuse has occurred.

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Reference: 5 December 2008
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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Child abuse - Understanding child abuse', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 February 2023)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 Apr 2018