Parents sometimes deny their children the benefits of medical care because of religious beliefs.
In some jurisdictions, exemptions to child abuse and neglect laws restrict government action to protect children or seek legal redress when the alleged abuse or neglect has occurred in the name of religion.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that all children deserve effective medical treatment that is likely to prevent substantial harm or suffering or death.
In addition, the AAP advocates that all legal interventions apply equally whenever children are endangered or harmed, without exemptions based on parental religious beliefs.
To these ends, the AAP calls for the repeal of religious exemption laws and supports additional efforts to educate the public about the medical needs of children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Religion, Refus, Soin, Enfant, Homme, Recommandation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Religion, Denial, Care, Child, Human, Recommendation, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0190785
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 21/05/1997.