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dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Evelyn
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Gerald
dc.contributor.authorDuane, Brett
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-27T15:52:30Z
dc.date.available2019-02-27T15:52:30Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-19
dc.identifier.citationCrowley, E; Byrne, G; and Duane, B(2019) "Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect by Salaried Primary Care Dentists," Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies; Vol.19: Iss 1, Article 6 Available at https://arrow.dit.ie/ijass/vol19/iss1/6en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/624107
dc.descriptionMandatory reporting of child protection concerns was introduced in Ireland in December 2017 for certain professionals and individuals including all dentists. Previous to this date, Irish dentists only had an ethical obligation to report. International literature indicates that dentists see themselves as having a role in child protection. However, there appears to be a substantial difference between the numbers of dentists who suspect child abuse and neglect (CAN) in a given case, and those who refer the case to the relevant authorities. The aim of this study was to investigate, prior to the introduction of mandatory reporting in the Republic of Ireland, the reporting of CAN by salaried primary care dentists and to identify any barriers to reporting. Two cross-sectional surveys using web-based anonymous questionnaires were sent to all Salaried Primary Care Dental Managers (N=17) and Senior and General Dentists (N=239) in Ireland in March 2017. 64.7% (n=11) of Managers and 28% (n=67) of dentists returned questionnaires. It was found that although, 30.8% of dentists had suspected at least one case of possible CAN over the previous 12 months, only 8.1% of the HSE dentists had formally reported at least one case of concern over the same period. There were clear barriers identified to the reporting of concerns. These barriers need to be addressed if Irish dentists are to meet their legal obligations of mandatory reporting of CAN.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIrish Journal of Applied Social Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 19 Issue 1en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://arrow.dit.ie/ijass/vol19/iss1/6en_US
dc.subjectdentist, public dental service, reporting, child protection, abuse, neglect.en_US
dc.subjectCHILD ABUSEen_US
dc.subjectCHILD NEGLECTen_US
dc.subjectDENTISTSen_US
dc.subject.otherdentist, public dental service, reporting, child protection, abuse, neglect.en_US
dc.titleReporting of Child Abuse and Neglect by Salaried Primary Care Dentistsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHSE South/PCRS/ Dublin Dental Hospitalen_US
dc.identifier.journalIrish Journal of Applied Social Studiesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-19T00:00:00Z


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