Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Setting, Part 2: Defining Boundaries in the Clinician-Patient Relationship

Pricing

Non-ISMS members: $50.00
ISMS members: Free

Course Description

In part two of this webinar series, Daniel O’Connell, PhD, will be back again to discuss sexual misconduct in the medical setting – this time as it relates to the clinician-patient encounter and the many ways in which this relationship is unlike almost any other form of professional situation. Dr. O’Connell will guide participants through the specific guidelines developed by the medical community, licensing authorities and the legal system that have been established to help protect patients and clinicians from drifting into behavior that is potentially unethical and problematic. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the ethical standards of medical societies and licensing authorities regarding sexual boundaries, both within the clinical interaction and outside the exam room
  • Describe the special care required during the patient interview and physical exam to guide behavior that is free of ambiguity, respectful of the patient and in line with best practices
  • Examine situations where failure to strictly adhere to prudent practices increases the risk of misunderstanding
  • Recognize the importance of self-awareness, perspective and sensitivity as a way to help protect against unfair complaints.
  • Explain the ways in which an individual's psychological needs can lead one to rationalize the violation of sexual boundaries
  • Discuss specific patient complaints against clinicians in an effort to detect and prevent problems from occurring in practice
  • Define sexual harassment, including its forms and types
  • Discuss what's required when a complaint is made 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: 
08/16/2018 - 9:00am
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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