Abuse of the Doctor-patient Relationship
Fiona Subotsky, Susan Bewley, Michael Crowe
RCPsych Publications, 2010 - Medical - 239 pages
The doctor–patient relationship is fraught with risk. Patients may be at risk from a doctor who misuses their position of authority, or is unclear where the appropriate boundaries lie. Doctors risk disciplinary or criminal proceedings when this happens. This book aims to address these risks, to assist clinicians in their daily relationships with patients, and to improve patient safety.
A multidisciplinary approach makes this book useful for all doctors and medical trainees, especially general practitioners and gynaecologists, as well as all mental health professionals, nurses, social workers and their teachers and students. Health service managers and regulators, and their legal advisers, will also find this indispensable.
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responding to the KerrHaslam Inquiry
The general practitioner and abuse in primary care
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Regulation and its capacity to minimise abuse by professionals
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