Am I sure I want to go down this road? Hesitations in the reporting of child maltreatment by nursesJournal for specialists in pediatric nursing
NLM Title AbbreviationJ Spec Pediatr Nurs
DOI of Published Version10.1111/j.1744-6155.2009.00180.x
AbstractPURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore the process of mandated reporting of child maltreatment by pediatric nurses. DESIGN & METHODS: Qualitative description using a grounded theory lens was used with a cross-section of pediatric nurses. RESULTS: A point of divergence in the reporting process appears to occur at the first of three moderating points. When nurses hesitate at this first point, decision-making becomes complex and delays the reporting process, giving rise to two themes: "It's the law" and "The ones that haunt you." PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Increasing educational efforts focused on the recognition of child maltreatment may impact nurses' low rate of reporting.
- Child Abuse/legislation & jurisprudence/prevention & control,
- Child Welfare/legislation & jurisprudence,
- Cross-Sectional Studies,
- Mandatory Reporting,
- Middle Aged,
- Nurse's Role,
- Nursing Methodology Research,
- Pediatric Nursing/education/organization & administration,
- Young Adult
Published Article/Book CitationJournal for specialists in pediatric nursing, 15:4 (2010) pp.317-323. DOI:10.1111/j.1744-6155.2009.00180.x.
Citation InformationS. S. Eisbach and Martha Driessnack. "Am I sure I want to go down this road? Hesitations in the reporting of child maltreatment by nurses" Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing Vol. 15 Iss. 4 (2010) p. 317 - 323 ISSN: 1744-6155
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/martha_driessnack/4/