Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim Co-EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: The efforts of the
Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, the Colorado Physician Health
Program, and Copic Insurance Company to educate practicing physicians
on patient-physician boundary issues, including inappropriate sexual
by physicians, are laudable. The innovative
incentive of malpractice premium credit could be an important means of
expanding the number of physicians whose practice patterns include
adequate knowledge of their responsibilities and power in the
patient-physician relationship and how to avoid abusing this power. It
is discouraging that among state medical boards, only Oregon thus far
has requested to review the Colorado project.
Dehlendorf CE, Wolfe SM. Educating Physicians to Prevent Sex-Related Contact With Patients—Reply. JAMA. 1999;281(5):419–420. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-5-jbk0203
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