Medical Child Abuse

graber.mark at GMAIL.COM graber.mark at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 13 04:59:11 UTC 2016

This is hopefully not a diagnosis you'll encounter, but the relatively new diagnosis of "medical child abuse" is taking hold in certain areas of the country.  Parents so charged can lose custody of their children and be subject to criminal proceedings.  

The enclosed review by Maxine Eichner studies this issue from a diagnostic error perspective, and concludes that this diagnosis has no firm criteria, and may often be incorrect.  Her scholarly article will hopefully shed some light into this dark and messy area. The review was just published online by the UC Davis Law Review {50 UC Davis L. Rev. 205 (2016)}


Mark L Graber, MD FACP
President SIDM

Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

Name: Eichner - 2016 - Bad Medicine - Parents, the State, and the Charge of Medical Child Abuse.pdf Type: application/pdf Size: 554126 bytes Desc: not available URL: <../attachments/20161112/34cac81a/attachment.pdf>

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