This study assessed the potential impact of immigration reporting requirements on pediatricians'referrals to child protective services.
A random sample of 200 Massachusetts pediatricians were surveyed.
Chi-square and logistic regression analyses were performed.
Asked whether potential deportation of the family would cause them to question or alter a decision to refer, 50% of the respondents said yes.
Pediatricians, as mandated reporters of child abuse, will face ethical dilemmas if laws requiring reporting of immigration status are enacted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Législation, Immigrant, Migration population, Ethique, Médecin, Pédiatrie, Pratique professionnelle, Violence, Enfant maltraité, Enquête, Enfant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legislation, Immigrant, Population migration, Ethics, Physician, Pediatrics, Professional practice, Violence, Child abuse, Survey, Child, Human, United States, North America, America, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0288688
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 27/11/1998.