Support Required of Healthcare Professionals to Prevent Filicide and Abandonment After Isolated Childbirth: Consideration of Intentions and Actions that Contradict the Intent to Commit a Crime (68680)
Session: On Demand
Room: Virtual Poster Presentation
Presentation Type:Virtual Poster Presentation
This study reviews data from the trials on filicide and abandonment after isolated delivery intentions and on actions contrary to the intention to commit a crime in order to understand the situation of mothers. In addition, it aims to address the associated issues to prevent crime from the perspective of healthcare professionals involved in childbirth.
The legal database was searched from April 1 to June 30, 2022, using the keywords "birth", "abandonment", "guilt", "and “judgment date 2012–2021". Among the trials investigated, four cases were included in a study in which the findings of fact specifically indicated intentions and actions that contradicted the intent of filicide and abandonment after isolated birth. These precedents were examined by compiling information about the newborn’s father, the time of conception and delivery, and the newborn.
In some cases, mother’s willingness to take care of their children and hesitation to kill them for a moment by seeing their children were indicated.
1) If healthcare professionals is aware of a pregnant mother, continue to be involved.
2） To recognize and support mothers' feelings in the process of imagining their lives with children.
3) Further information on the feelings of mothers at the time of the offense is accumulated.
4) With regard to the poverty issue that exists in the background, the perspective of the social security system will also be considered.
Yumiko Yamazaki, Kawasaki City College of Nursing, Japan
About the Presenter(s)
I am a professor at the College of Nursing. I am conducting research on litigation related to maternity and midwifery. I aim to contribute to improving healthcare by providing insights that can help healthcare providers deliver higher quality care.
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