Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Setting, Part 1: Among Colleagues

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Non-ISMS members: $50.00
ISMS members: Free

Course Description

All workplaces share the desire for staff to feel free from unwanted intrusions of a sexual nature. It is also required by law that workplaces have an organized approach to prevent, investigate, and remedy situations in which unwanted sexual invitations, comments, innuendos and pressures are experienced.

Yet the workplace, and in particular, the medical setting, is where all manner of people and personalities—with differences in authority—spend considerable time in a range of roles, inviting all the issues and ambiguities that arise whenever adults interact. Sexual overtones are detectable in the way we dress, talk, behave and relate to one another, in the stories and jokes we hear and tell, and in the attractions we feel and—in some instances, act upon.

While sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior make people uncomfortable in any setting, they are particularly important to address in the medical setting, in order to ensure the best working conditions for providing safe and high-quality care to your patients.

In part one of this two-part webinar series, clinical psychologist and medical educator, Daniel O’Connell, PhD, will dive into this complex and delicate topic.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize instances of sexual harassment, including its various forms and consequences
  • Summarize the responsibility to behave in a way that does not cause others to feel uncomfortable
  • Discuss what's required when a complaint is made in the workplace
  • Identify the responsibilities of supervisors (in many cases, this is the physician) and workers to ensure that any behavior around sexual content is not unwelcome
  • Describe how the "reasonable person test" functions as society's standard for both sorting out the grey areas of offensive behavior and as a guide to remediation
  • Examine specific situations in the medical setting as a way to develop a shared understanding of how best to behave in the workplace
  • Summarize whistleblower protections

Disclosures

All faculty, content reviewers and planners who have had input into or contributed to the content have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities that may have an impact on the activity.

Target Audience

ISMS members and their staff

CME information

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.

Additional Information

Estimated time for completion: 
1 hour
Activity last reviewed: 
03/21/2019 - 5:45pm
Disclaimer: 

The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and health care providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.00 Participation Credit
Course opens: 
03/21/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
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Daniel O’Connell, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Consultant
The Institute for Healthcare Communication

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.00 Participation Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/21/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2021

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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