Ethical Case Study


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Ethical Case Study
The case study provided for this assignment depicts an ethical issue of child abuse reporting that should never be an issue in any American hospital. All 50 states in America have a mandatory child abuse and neglect reporting law. This mandatory law is necessary if funding is to be received under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (Smith, 2009).
Under CAPTA minimum requirements are mandated regarding child abuse and neglect. Child abuse and neglect consists of any imminent risk that would cause harm, death, physical or emotional harm or exploitation of a child. A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 years old. Abuse is a behavior that is caused by a parent of caretaker in charge of the...
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.....that provides support to all medical practitioners including the doctor in this case study (King and Broom, 2002).
King, C. and Broom, C. (2002). Ethics in 
Values, integrity and Social Policy. AORN Journal. Retrieved September 24, 2009, from
, R., Gill, D. and 
, S. (2006). Ethical Issues in the 
Daily Medical Care of Children. European Journal of Pediatrics, 165: 83-86. Retrieved September 24, 2009, from
Smith, S. (2009). Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and 
Neglect. Retrieved September 24, 2009, from