When gathering a health history on a child with signs of abuse, which of the following observations about the parents would the nurse note as suspicious?


• The nurse's observations about the parents can provide information to be documented, including: conflicting stories about events and history, exaggerated or absent emotional response by the parents, and a history inconsistent with the child's developmental age (lying about the past)

• The parents' appearance or their use of inappropriate language are not known indicators of abuse.

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