Fabricated or induced illness
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Welcome to Learn on the go, a Community Care Inform podcast where we discuss what the latest research, practice models and policy guidance mean to your practice.

In this episode, we discuss fabricated or induced illness.

The experts are Gretchen Precey, independent social worker, trainer and consultant, and Dr Paul Davis, consultant paediatrician.

2:28: Gretchen and Paul talk about what FII is and the kinds of behaviours it can include.

8:21: Why are mothers typically the perpetrators of FII? Gretchen and Paul give their opinions.

12:04: The experts talk about the signs that FII might be taking place, and why it can be difficult to identify.

23:17: Paul discusses how social workers can work with doctors and other professionals.

References
Davis, P; Murtagh, U and Glaser, D (2019)
‘40 years of fabricated or induced illness (FII): where next for paediatricians? Paper 1: epidemiology and definition of FII‘
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Volume 104, No 2, pp110-114

Department for Children, Schools and Families (2008)
Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced
HM Government

Glaser, D and Davis, P (2019)
‘Forty years of fabricated or induced illness (FII): where next for paediatricians? Paper 2: Management of perplexing presentations including FII’
Archives of Disease in Childhood, Volume 104, pp7-11

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2009)
Fabricated or Induced Illness by Carers (FII): a practical guide for paediatricians
RCPCH
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