Ethical Considerations Involved in Seeking the Views of Young People and Their Parents on Medical Reports Received Following a Child Protection Medical Examination.
Higgs, Sarah. Finlay, Fiona.
Published: September-October 2014
Child Abuse Review
Vol. 23, No. 5 , p. 374 381
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This article discusses a study that examined the views of parents (n=7 families) about medical reports sent to them following a child protection medical examination. Ethical considerations in conducting the study are addressed, as well as the need for clear communication with parents and their families for effective care, to enhance patient satisfaction, and to help build a relationship of trust. 1 table and 13 references.
ethics; child protection; medical aspects of child abuse; identification; signs of maltreatment; medical evaluation; childs attitudes; parental attitudes