Suspected abuse must be reported. The mother has to understand that, even if she doesn't like it. My sister was a PICU nurse and ended up changing specialities after she lost something like 5 patients in 2 weeks. What was interesting about the census on her ward was that about half the patients were NICU grads, about 10% had illnesses of some kind (cancers, etc.) and the rest were abuse victims at the hands of parents, step-parents, etc. Not sure if it is like that in most PICU wards, but damn.
That is what irks me so much about juries and people that would defend Ca