Publication
Title
Liabilities of a physician confronted with child abuse
Author
Abstract
Abstract Several research questions raises when physicians are confronted with a possible case of child abuse. First, there is a problem of professional secrecy. In most European countries, physicians have the right to speak when confronted with a state of emergency. In other countries, physicians have a duty to speak and alert the police when the life or physical integrity of a person is at stake. A second topic to be discussed involves the possible liability of physicians who do not report child abuse. By not reporting a case of possible child abuse, the physician is respecting the family life of the parents, even though the child might continue to suffer damages. Third and essentially, I analyse the possible liability of physicians who do inform the prosecutor of a suspected child abuse. Specific criteria are elaborated to establish negligence when physicians report child abuse to the prosecutor.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of health law. - Dordrecht, 1994, currens
Publication
Dordrecht : 2013
ISSN
0929-0273 [print]
1571-8093 [online]
Volume/pages
20:3(2013), p. 271-288
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 02.10.2015
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