Albuquerque Hospital’s Secret Policy Separated Native American Newborns From Their Mothers
Ethicists also worried about the lingering effects of a policy based on ZIP codes. It could deter Native Americans from seeking hospital obstetric care, said Ann Mongoven, associate director of health care ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in California.
“There’s a real concern that this policy could discourage people who absolutely should have hospital births,” she said.
Ann Mongoven, associate director of Healthcare Ethics, featured in New Mexico In Depth.