Risky business : Teaching about sexual abuse by physicians.
Sexual abuse of patients by physicians has received increasing public attention, but it is still not well taught in medical schools.
This teaching module for the presentation of a three-hour workshop for medical students and physicians on sexual abuse by physicians includes didactic, experiential and interactive components.
Background material on definitions of sexual abuse and misconduct, its prevalence and its consequences is given.
The issues of power, gender and boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship are discussed, and case scenarios and exercises provided which give learners the opportunity to examine and explore these issues.
In doing so, learners can reflect on their own attitudes and behaviors which may lead to boundary violations or abuses of power.
Physicians and patients at particular risk are discussed.
Risky clinical situations including the physical examination, psychotherapy and sexual history taking, are explored using case scenarios and role plays which allow learners to develop their own responses to difficult situations.
By the end of this workshop learners should be knowledgeable about abuse and its effects and more reflective and conscious of boundaries and power in their own clinical practice.
They should feel able to provide compassionate care which is not in danger of becoming sexualized.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Relation médecin malade, Formation professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin, Homme, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Physician patient relation, Occupational training, Health staff, Physician, Human, Victimology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0173097
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 11/09/1998.