Children in limbo: a study of New York City "boarder babies"

Health & Social Work
H Cerminaro

Abstract

Some children not in need of medical care are living on hospital wards-some spend a few days, some, many years. This article presents the findings of a pilot study made to find out who these children are and why they are there. It suggests that stigmatizing labels as well as bureaucratic indifference may contribute to the denial of alternate care for these children.

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