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UT Southwestern's Ethics Grand Rounds: "Medical Ethics Related to Child Abuse: Evaluations, Diagnoses, and Reporting"


Speaker: Deborah E. Lowen, M.D.

Former Deputy Commissioner of Child Health at the State of Tennessee Department of Children's Services and Senior Medical Editor of the Child Abuse Pediatrics Sub-board for the American Board of Pediatrics


Abstract: For medical pratitioners encountering situations of child abuse or neglect, the subject matter itself can be difficult and even traumatizing. The ethical issues that arise add to the discomfort for those involved with these cases. Through case vignettes, this webinar will discuss some of the more common ethical dilemmas, such as determining a plan for medical evaluations related to abuse, formulating medical diagnoses, and responding to mandatory reporting laws. The relationship of these ethical issues to concerns about the roles and functioning of child welfare agencies will also be addressed.



This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (including medical ethics and/or professional responsibility).



UT Southwestern Medical Center is accredited as a provider of nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


This activity has been awarded 1.0 contact hour.


For additional information about this lecture, please refer to the announcement.



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Event Details

This lecture will be conducted via Zoom webinar only. There is no registration fee, but you must register to participate. Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom event ID and link to attend the webinar. To register, please click the registration link below: