Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versión impresa ISSN 1413-8123
MORALES, Álvaro E. y SCHRAMM, Fermin R.. Ethical aspects of the child abuse. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2002, vol.7, n.2, pp. 265-273. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232002000200007.
This article analyses the moral character of sexual abuse against minors taking into consideration the characteristics of the victim and its family environment, as well as the process itself, from when the fact occurred until it was reported to the authorities by relatives and acquaintances, the care provided by the State institucional organs to both the victim and its family members. Also, the probatory means used by the judging authorities during the trial of the probable aggressor. The authors discuss the ethical aspects involved in the dynamics of child sexual abuse within the family based on some principles, such as self-determination, justice, equality, equity, free and clear consent, no harmfulness/kindness, among others.
Palabras llave : Sexual abuse; Ethical; Violence within the family.