Juvenile detention: Another boundary issue for physicians

K. Hein, M. I. Cohen, I. F. Litt, S. K. Schonberg, M. R. Meyer, A. Marks, A. J. Sheehy

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Abstract

It is estimated that there are 500,000 youngsters in detention in the United States per year. Detention facilities offer a unique environment in which adolescents at high risk for medical problems can be identified and treated. A health care program within the secure juvenile detention facility for New York is described in order to demonstrate how an academic medical center can effect improvement in the health status of underserved, incarcerated youth while meeting professional educational objectives for health trainees. Results of medical services are given for the past 11 years. Medical problems were diagnosed in 46% of the 47,288 adolescents examined. The conditions were grouped into those related to the legal status of the youngsters, socioeconomic background, and/or the institutional setting. The interrelationship of medical conditions with legal, ethical, and youth advocacy issues were demonstrated. The setting affords an opportunity to train primary care physicians with special emphasis on issues such as the nature of the doctor-patient relationship, confidentiality, and patient advocacy, while providing a necessary service to medically disadvantaged adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics
Volume66
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980

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Physicians
Patient Advocacy
Confidentiality
Primary Care Physicians
Jurisprudence
Vulnerable Populations
Health Status
Delivery of Health Care
Health

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Hein, K., Cohen, M. I., Litt, I. F., Schonberg, S. K., Meyer, M. R., Marks, A., & Sheehy, A. J. (1980). Juvenile detention: Another boundary issue for physicians. Pediatrics, 66(2), 239-245.

Juvenile detention : Another boundary issue for physicians. / Hein, K.; Cohen, M. I.; Litt, I. F.; Schonberg, S. K.; Meyer, M. R.; Marks, A.; Sheehy, A. J.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 66, No. 2, 1980, p. 239-245.

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Hein, K, Cohen, MI, Litt, IF, Schonberg, SK, Meyer, MR, Marks, A & Sheehy, AJ 1980, 'Juvenile detention: Another boundary issue for physicians', Pediatrics, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 239-245.
Hein K, Cohen MI, Litt IF, Schonberg SK, Meyer MR, Marks A et al. Juvenile detention: Another boundary issue for physicians. Pediatrics. 1980;66(2):239-245.
Hein, K. ; Cohen, M. I. ; Litt, I. F. ; Schonberg, S. K. ; Meyer, M. R. ; Marks, A. ; Sheehy, A. J. / Juvenile detention : Another boundary issue for physicians. In: Pediatrics. 1980 ; Vol. 66, No. 2. pp. 239-245.
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