Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pediatricain guilty of child sexual abuse

http://www.hindu.com/2010/02/24/stories/2010022463951800.htm

Am highlighting this particular case not because of the number of child victims
( which according to the report is one of the highest ever reported in the US) but because of the profession of the perpetartor - a pediatrician. Without generalizing or casting aspersions there is enough documentation both anecdotal and research based which show that there are many people who chose professions which give them direct access to kids so then the proximity faciltates better the situations to abuse while at the same time giving the cover as well. It would be interesting to know if there are any guidelines that health professionals follow when examining a child - does a guardian/parent have to be present in the room? should there be another person like a nurse also be present? etc..
Am attaching the link to a case of an Irish pediatricain who is now being investigated for child abuse and who also has had links with a Children's Home in India
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0612/1224248687544.htmlSee moreThe

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