Physician Unwitting Participation in Abuse and Neglect of Persons with Developmental Disabilities

@article{Ryan2004PhysicianUP,
  title={Physician Unwitting Participation in Abuse and Neglect of Persons with Developmental Disabilities},
  author={Ruth M. Ryan and J A Salbenblatt and Joseph Schiappacasse and B Maly},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={499-509}
}
The vast majority of birth parents and foster parents for children with special needs do the best they can in challenging circumstances. Many describe the frustrating circumstance of knowing more than their physicians about their child's unusual medical conditions. In general, physicians are well-advised to listen carefully to the reports of observant, caring parents and foster parents, and to give these observations at least as much weight as their own. However, in the work of our traveling… Expand
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