Child sexual abuse: Clinical perspectives and ethico-legal dilemmas

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Objectives In the review of the current literature, the main causing factors of the related conditions with child sexual abuse are the ethical dilemmas and legal implications. Methods A review was conducted on the classic literature on this topic. In this articlesome difficult paradigmatic cases are presented in which the hypothetical dilemmas were solved. Results The main characteristics of child sexual abuse enable us to have a better argument to address these situations. Conclusions Taking into account the literature reviewed and predictable courses of action, it is concluded that it is important to take into account each individual each case and its circumstances, and that prudence and clinical objectivity, as well as knowledge of the law, become essential requirements for proper action.




Franco, A., & Ramírez, L. (2016). Child sexual abuse: Clinical perspectives and ethico-legal dilemmas. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatria, 45(1), 51–58.

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