Munchausen by Proxy - page 3
Hello all. I was wanting to know what you all thought about Munchausen by Proxy (MBP)? Have any of you ever came across a case of it and if so how did you proceed? And how can one really tell if it... Read More
Aug 15, '02Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 1,888; Likes: 117Originally posted by Dplear
They end up on a neuro floor quite often because of what they do to the kids causes all sorts of developmental delays and seziures. Many of these kids are neurologically damaged for life even if the mothers are found out. Also the unit I am on is one of the smaller units in the hospital so we usually have real good staffing for closer watching. In Texas the courts take a dim view of secret monitering by video camera so it is hard to do.
Oct 9, '10Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Oct '10; Posts: 51; Likes: 41We had a terrible case of Munchausen by proxy. A teenage child on an adult unit. I wrote about it
It was really sad and really disturbing. Just glad our docs caught it.
Oct 9, '10Occupation: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Pediatric pulmonology and allergy ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 1,947; Likes: 1,348What surprises me is how long this goes on in some cases without anyone catching on. I guess we're conditioned to give parents the benefit of the doubt...
Oct 9, '10Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Oct '10; Posts: 51; Likes: 41In our case the mother had gone far enough to create false records so it was no surprise she was believed for so long. Sad that practitioners have to worry about something like this!