Four Eyes Optometry Podcast: New Grad Case Reflection – Suspecting and Reporting Child Abuse

In this episode, Dr. Bilkhu shares a case where she suspected neglect of a minor. She discusses her suspicions and how she went about making the report.

Child abuse is an extremely important topic to understand as a healthcare professional as it is our duty to report any suspicions. The goal of this episode is to make optometrists feel more confident and comfortable in making reports for child abuse.

Resources:

1. Learn more about the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) Job Action on Instagram @ontariooptometrists or https://www.saveeyecare.ca/ 

2. Four Eyes Episode 9: STIs in the Eyes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/stis-in-the-eyes/id1501087796?i=1000474561602

3. Child abuse presentation by Dr. Angel Howell: https://www.optometrytimes.com/view/covid-19-pandemic-increases-myopia-prevalence-in-children

4. Childhelp National Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

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The Four Eyes Optometry Podcast was created by four female new grad optometrists. We discuss the ups and downs of experiencing the optometry life, emphasizing clinical management tips, eye care products, and optometry related news from the perspective of new grad optometrists. We provide in depth interviews with influential optometrists, ophthalmologists, and other eye care professionals who contribute positively to the profession and their communities. Our goal in each episode is to provide clinical information that is relevant and useful for optometrists working in both Canada and the U.S.

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