Medical Perspectives: Bioethics / Ethics and the Duties of Medical Professionals and the Nature, Advantages, and Limits of Public Health Approaches (Chapter 9 in Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect).
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This chapter presents a practical law and public health ethics view of child abuse reporting as an an activity completely consistent with classic public health law tradition. It explains the interception of clinical medicine and public health, the role of public health in preventing violence and child maltreatment, limitations of public health, and ethic considerations. Professional codes and the law are discussed, as well as bioethics and applying values and ethical principles in practice. Finally, challenges for mental health providers are considered. 32 references.
child abuse; child neglect; MANDATORY REPORTING; CHILD ABUSE REPORTING; REPORTING PROCEDURES; PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES; PEDIATRICIANS ROLE; CHILD ABUSE LAWS; ETHICS