This advanced webinar is an informative and detailed trip into the world of sexual misconduct in the professions, which are uniquely at risk for sexual misconduct to occur. This continuing education provides an overview of sexual misconduct in the professions that apply to a wide range of health care professionals.
The sanctity of the “doctor-patient relationship” thus entails an inherent imbalance of power that exists between the health care professional and their client.
Starting with the difference between law and ethics or morals, matters of the heart will be examined in the light of the law. Being a professional means having the patient’s best interests in mind. Is falling in love ever a defense to an ethical violation?
Examples of state law governing the professional relationship between the doctor and patient will be provided along with state law examples of sexual harassment that apply to a vast category of persons, not just clients, and patients.
In the health care world of professional practice, the licensed professional must adhere to the rules to avoid liability and must be able to defend himself or herself from false claims of sexual advances.
This advanced webinar summarizes a recent court case and another licensure board revocation of disciplinary action. How did the practitioners get in so much trouble from a consensual relationship?
Next, we ask whether criminal penalties for such illicit doctor-patient relationships are the answer (they aren’t–find out why). Finally, you will learn basic tips and techniques to avoid liability and maintain defensible best practices as a licensed professional and health care practitioner.
Health care professionals have a unique imbalance of power over their patients, who are generally vulnerable to influence and persuasion. Because of this, the vast majority of ethics guidelines and state licensure laws prohibit romantic relationships between doctors and patients. But do these prohibitions extend to former patients? And if so, for how long?
Find out the many rules that govern even consensual relationships between health care professionals and their clients and discover how long these prohibitions can last–sometimes even forever
Why Should You Attend
Erase the fear, uncertainty, and doubt about how and why romantic and sexual relationships are prohibited by state laws and codes of ethics between a health care professional and his or her patient. Find out whether and how those same prohibitions continue to former clients – and for how long.
And what about employees, supervisees, and other office staff? Sexual misconduct and harassment laws extend to these other classes of persons who are “off limits” under the law.