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  1. Evaluation of sexual misconduct complaints : The Oregon Board of Medical examiners, 1991 to 1995. Discussion.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society. Sunriver, Oregon (USA), 1996/10/02.


    In 1991 the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners initiated a separate category for the complaint of sexual misconduct.

    Investigated complaints of sexual misconduct brought to the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners were analyzed for the years 1991 to 1995 to serve as a baseline.

    Comparison was made to the Federation of State Medical Boards sexual misconduct data for 1991 and 1992.


    One hundred complaints brought against 80 licensees were evaluated by practitioner's degree, age group, sex, specialty, and disposition of complaints for the years 1991 to 1995.

    The allegations were classified into behavior categories of sexual impropriety, sexual transgression, and sexual violations.


    Sexual misconduct was the allegation in 5.9% of the complaints investigated for the study period.

    Oregon had more sexual misconduct complaints than the average reported to the Federation of State Medical Boards for the years 1991 and 1992.

    Most (72%) complaints came from the patients or their families.

    Two female physicians (2.4%) had sexual boundary complaints.

    Sexual misconduct complaints increased by a risk ratio of 1.44 with advancing age by decades.

    Allegations classified into behavior categories according to severity revealed 39% sexual impropriety, 31% sexual transgression, and 30% sexual violation.

    Reportable disciplinary actions occurred only with multiple allegations of sexual impropriety (6. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Personnel sanitaire, Caractérisation, Incidence, Evolution, Punition, Résultat, Homme, Oregon, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Déontologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Health staff, Characterization, Incidence, Evolution, Punishment, Result, Human, Oregon, United States, North America, America, Deontology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0380297

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 12/09/1997.