Incarceration of Pregnant Women for Substance Abuse: Ethical Considerations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163878
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Incarceration of Pregnant Women for Substance Abuse: Ethical Considerations
Author(s):
Tillett, Jackie
Author Details:
Jackie Tillett, ND, CNM, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: jackie.tillett@aurora.org
Abstract:
Court ordered detention and prosecution of pregnant women for substance abuse is an unusual but increasing occurrence in the United States. At least 24 states have attempted to prosecute a pregnant woman on a variety of charges for suspected harm to the fetus. This presentation reviews the issues involved including personal autonomy, duty of caregivers to women and fetuses, and an ethical framework for discussion regarding the rights and responsibilities of women. State laws and precedent were examined for each of the United States. The right of a pregnant woman to determine the course of her pregnancy is being eroded in the United States under the guise of fetal protection. The idea of fetal protection implies that women are not capable of caring for themselves and their children/fetuses. The presentation explores differing ethical standards and gives the participant an opportunity to develop her is her own framework for decision-making and for aiding women in decision making regarding pregnancy and treatment.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIncarceration of Pregnant Women for Substance Abuse: Ethical Considerationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTillett, Jackieen_US
dc.author.detailsJackie Tillett, ND, CNM, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: jackie.tillett@aurora.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163878-
dc.description.abstractCourt ordered detention and prosecution of pregnant women for substance abuse is an unusual but increasing occurrence in the United States. At least 24 states have attempted to prosecute a pregnant woman on a variety of charges for suspected harm to the fetus. This presentation reviews the issues involved including personal autonomy, duty of caregivers to women and fetuses, and an ethical framework for discussion regarding the rights and responsibilities of women. State laws and precedent were examined for each of the United States. The right of a pregnant woman to determine the course of her pregnancy is being eroded in the United States under the guise of fetal protection. The idea of fetal protection implies that women are not capable of caring for themselves and their children/fetuses. The presentation explores differing ethical standards and gives the participant an opportunity to develop her is her own framework for decision-making and for aiding women in decision making regarding pregnancy and treatment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:08Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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