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Should a Physician Comply with a Parent’s Demands for a Forensic Exam on a 16-Year-Old Trauma Patient?

Overview of attention for article published in The AMA Journal of Ethic, January 2018
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Title
Should a Physician Comply with a Parent’s Demands for a Forensic Exam on a 16-Year-Old Trauma Patient?
Published in
The AMA Journal of Ethic, January 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.1.ecas2-1801
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Authors

Michelle Bowdler, Hannah Kent

Abstract

Physicians must remain vigilant about their ethical duties to patients, especially in high-stakes situations. The question raised by this case-whether a physician should comply with a parent's demand for treatment against her underage child's wishes-is not one of life or death in which a guardian might more credibly argue her judgment should stand. Given that forcing a rape kit exam on a patient who refuses to give assent could be further traumatizing, we argue that the physician should not comply. Deciding upon a course of action in this situation will involve considering what is in the patient's best interest and what constitutes a physician's appropriate role in gathering evidence for criminal investigations.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Researcher 3 13%
Other 2 9%
Student > Master 2 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 9 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 17%
Social Sciences 3 13%
Psychology 1 4%
Materials Science 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 9 39%
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