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Most states have laws requiring mandatory reporting for suspicion of child abuse as a condition of professional licensure. Research the law of the state in which you plan to be licensed as an RNand consider the information as you respond to this discussion.Address the following:Discuss the legal implications of mandatory reporting for nurses in your State of licensure.Discuss the ethical implications of mandatory reporting for nurses in your State of licensure.How would the RN overcome the feeling of hesitation to report suspected child abuse?I currently live in the state of NY and plan on remaining here while I am licensed as a registered nurse. Children are considered vulnerable to deficient or harmful care. Reporting suspected child abuse is mandatory in the Unites States, and also in the state of New York. Abused of children is a widespread social problem. Many children die, are temporarily or permanently injured each year as a result of abuse (Ellington, 2017). Abuse of children can take many forms, including physicalabuse, physical or emotional neglect, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. If abuse is suspected in the state of NY, RN’s are mandated reporters. This means that we are required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment when, in their professional capacity, they are presented with reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment.

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