TITLE

Clinical Ethics Committee Case 13: Should the school doctor contact the mother of a 17-year-old girl who has expressed suicidal thoughts?

AUTHOR(S)
Molewijk, Bert; Ahlzen, Rolf
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Clinical Ethics;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study from Sweden on the obligation of a school doctor to contact the mother a 17-year old girl due having suicidal thoughts. The school doctor was skeptical about informing the troubled student's parent of her suicidal thoughts due to the mother-daughter relationship, Swedish law, and the student's behavior. The school doctor's decision making was analyzed based on the issues of morality.
ACCESSION #
60671261

 

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