EFFECTS OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION
THE RISKS OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION
INAPPROPRIATE MEDICAL CARE
Although not documented, it is certainly possible that children living in institutional care may be at risk of inappropriate medical care as well. Sedatives or other medications may be given to improve sleep or modify behavior that cannot be managed in the group setting. Conceivably, children may be used in "experimental" research protocols without proper oversight.
From THE HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION MEDICINE by Laurie C. Miller. © 2004 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Used by Permission.