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Why teenagers put rocks in their ears. Hidden drugs and confidentiality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2606756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Just before and during the arrest procedure, juveniles may hide drugs within the body, an act called "body stuffing." The type and quantity of drug, its container, and the hiding place modify the potential toxicity of the contraband drug. The discovery of drug contraband by medical personnel raises an ethical issue regarding confidentiality. Responsibility for prison security rests primarily with the correctional staff, not with the medical staff. The need for trust between the physician and the adolescent in the detention setting is important. Appropriate medical and psychologic intervention can only be instituted if the detainee trusts and cooperates with the physician.
Authors:
R E Morris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0197-0070     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc Health Care     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-22     Completed Date:  1990-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100395     Medline TA:  J Adolesc Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  548-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles 90024.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Confidentiality*
Female
Foreign Bodies
Humans
Physician-Patient Relations*
Prisoners*
Substance Abuse Detection*

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