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Substance-Exposed Newborns in Arizona: An Analysis of Medically, Ethically, and Legally Appropriate Federal and State Responses


Abstract Intake of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit substances such as marijuana and methamphetamine during pregnancy can have significant deleterious effects on a developing fetus and the resulting infant. The existence of substance-exposed newborns also has negative impacts on society as a whole; these include financial burdens placed on taxpayers and the additional time and resources required by health care professionals, social workers, and law enforcement authorities to properly care for such infants. Existing literature show a strong correlation between prenatal care and improved birth outcomes, including abstinence from or reduction of prenatal substance abuse. The Health Start Program in the state of Arizona attempts to mitigate the incidence ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Tantibanchachai, Chanapa (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Ellison, Karin (Advisor) / Coursen, Cristi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public health / Ethics / Law / abuse / drugs / health / newborn / prenatal / substance
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 82 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biology 2015
Collaborating Institutions ASU Graduate College / ASU Libraries
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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