Child Abuse: Is There a Mandate for Researchers to Report?
Liss, Marsha B.
Ethics and Behavior. 1994; 4(2): 133-146.
During the past 20 years, states have increasingly expanded the lists of individuals who are obligated to report their suspicions of child abuse and neglect. These legal requirements are juxtaposed with ethical considerations in research and professional practice. The ethical issues include the obligation to maintain both confidentiality of information provided by human participants and the safety and protection of these participants. This article reviews the types of state child abuse reporting statutes and outlines the categories of mandated reporters. I develop a model of how individual researchers should approach deciding whether they are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.
Behavioral Research; Child Abuse; Communication; Confidentiality; Consent; Disclosure; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Personnel; Informed Consent; Investigators; Legal Obligations; Legislation; Mandatory Programs; Mandatory Reporting; Minors; Privileged Communication; Psychology; Psychotherapy; Regulation; Research; Researchers; Reporting; State Government; Statutes; Voluntary Programs;
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