Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages 68-72
First Published: September 28, 2018
Medical neglect refers to parents failing to obtain adequate medical treatment for their child, often attributing it to the family’s specific beliefs. It is becoming a critical issue in the Japanese medical care system and, although the exact number has yet to be revealed, the number of medical neglect cases may be significantly large. This passage demonstrates how the act of disregarding children’s right to receive treatment is completely unacceptable and presents the recommended measures by doctors to treat those neglected children. In the end, what doctors could do beyond treatment is also proposed.