Judicial Review of Disciplinary Action for Sexual Misconduct in the Practice of Medicine
Johnson, Sandra H.
JAMA. 1993 Oct 6; 270(13): 1596-1600.
...Legal standards concerning the sexual conduct of physicians have incorporated a distinction between doctors practicing in a psychotherapeutic context and those engaging in practice in other contexts. Similarly, if the legal profession does not adopt a rule comparable to that of the AMA for itself, courts and legislatures ultimately will have to distinguish the physician-patient relationship from the attorney-client relationship in terms of the risk of exploitation within or through sexual activity between professional and client or patient. The professional identity of lawyers and judges may limit legal enforcement of the AMA's standard in the absence of an explicit and reasoned segregation of the professions regarding ethical standards governing sexual conduct. Alternatively, the opinion on sexual misconduct in the practice of medicine may support serious consideration of calls that the legal profession consider similar rules for itself.
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Unknown creator (American Medical Association. Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 1991-11-20)The American Medical Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs recently reviewed the ethical implications of sexual or romantic relationships between physicians and patients. The Council has concluded that (1) ...