Episode 59: Evaluating How Medical Boards Communicate about Physician Sexual Misconduct
Lisa McGiffert with the Patient Safety Action network and Carol Cronin with the Informed Patient Institute share research and recommendations from their report, Communicating about Physician Sexual Misconduct: How are state medical boards doing? They raise concerns about the ability to find information about physician sexual misconduct on state medical board websites. They highlight websites that are doing well at indicating the seriousness of the issue, providing information for doctors and for patients, and providing resources for those who have been sexually assaulted. They give recommendations about clearly stating a policy of zero tolerance, clear explanations for doctors and patients about sexual misbehavior, transparency about complaints, and the use of straightforward language. They also discuss recommendations related to education and training on trauma-informed care and implicit bias.
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