At long last, a book devoted exclusively to the dilemma of physician sexual misconduct. Physician Sexual Misconduct results from years of work with physicians guilty of sexual misconduct and the patients they mistreated. With this comprehensive reference tool, users will come miles closer to understanding and preventing incidents of this unprofessional behavior. It provides insight into all of the dimensions associated with this terrible occurrence: legal, ethical, administrative, educational and rehabilitative, including; Civil and criminal laws governing sexual misconduct; Problems associated with insurance coverage of sexual misconduct; The American Psychiatric Association's and American Medical Association's policies addressing this issue; The Medical Boards' role in policing the problem; Models for rehabilitation of physician-offenders; A sample outline for teaching medical students about the ethical problem of physician sexual misconduct With this resource available, no health professional need feel uninformed about the problem of sexually abusive practitioners.
Joseph D. Bloom, M.D., is Dean of the School of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Carol C. Nadelson, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Partners Office for Women's Careers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Malkah T. Notman, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Foreword. Section I: Forensic Issues. Issues in civil sexual misconduct litigation. "There oughta be a law": criminalization of psychotherapist-patient sex as a social policy dilemma. Insurance coverage for undue familiarity: law, policy, and economic reality. Section II: Ethical and Regulatory Issues. Sexual misconduct, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Medical Association: ethics and practice. Sexual misconduct and boards of medical examiners. Sexual misconduct: the Canadian experience. Section III: Physician Education. Prevention of sexual misconduct at the medical school, residency, and practitioner levels. Section IV: Therapeutic and Rehabilitative Issues. Sexual misconduct and the victim/survivor: a look from the inside out. Psychodynamic approaches to physician sexual misconduct. Cognitive-behavioral treatment of sexual misconduct. Psychotherapy with patients who have had sexual relations with a previous therapist. Index.
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