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February 9, 2000

Sexual MisconductPhysician Sexual Misconduct

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Joseph D. Bloom, Carol C. Nadelson, and Malkah T. Notman, 278 pp, with illus, $49.94, ISBN 0-88048-706-2, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 1999.

JAMA. 2000;283(6):809-810. doi:10.1001/jama.283.6.809-JBK0209-3-1

Physician sexual misconduct is not a new behavior. Existing in the past, it is present today, and, unfortunately, it will probably exist in the future. Such behavior negatively impacts the lives of patients, their families, the culpable physicians, and a variety of social institutions. The authors of this book are deeply concerned, and they believe that physician sexual misconduct can be diminished. In their attempts to decrease the frequency of sexual misconduct and rein in its effects, they offer a variety of perspectives, including forensic, ethical, educational, and therapeutic. Whether this book will help the cause remains questionable.

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