Issues Presented by Mandatory Reporting Requirements to Researchers of Child Abuse and Neglect
Sieber, Joan E.
Ethics and Behavior. 1994; 4(1): 1-22.
Mandatory reporting laws, which vary slightly from state to state, require reporting by helping professionals when there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse. Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) require researchers to warn subjects of this duty to report, which may have a chilling effect on subject rapport and candor. Certificates of confidentiality, in conjunction with other precautions, may reduce some barriers to valid research. Attempts to resolve problems created by reporting laws must produce the most valid research, while minimizing harm and distress to research participants, their families, and the researcher and meeting local and federal legal requirements.
Adults; Autonomy; Behavioral Research; Beneficence; Child Abuse; Children; Communication; Compensation; Confidentiality; Consent; Decision Making; Disclosure; Duty to Warn; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Federal Government; Government; Harm; Health; Health Personnel; Injuries; Institutional Review Boards; Investigator Subject Relationship; Investigators; Justice; Legal Aspects; Legal Obligations; Laws; Mandatory Reporting; Moral Obligations; Obligations to Society; Parents; Patient Advocacy; Professional Ethics; Psychology; Psychotherapy; Research; Research Design; Research Ethics; Research Ethics Committees; Research Subjects; Researchers; Review; Reporting; Social Workers; State Government;
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