ANLS 1618 Professional Boundaries (Outline for NCMIC Article)

ANLS 1618 Professional Boundaries (Outline for NCMIC Article)

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PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES Outline from NCMIC article required for MoPal II A sexual boundary violation is not always a clear-cut. One reason is that the patient—not the doctor—sets the boundaries In addition, chiropractors may be at greater risk due to the unique nature of the chiropractic profession. It’s more hands-on Finally, another important issue is how judges and juries might view a doctor’s behavior When Patients May Feel More Vulnerable Requests for intimate details. Owing the doctor money Not questioning the doctor’s decisions. Feeling vulnerable due to personal circumstances Disrobing. Exposure of sexual organs. Risk Management Practice Tips for Common Patient Scenarios Consider verbal communications Clearly explain what you are going to do and why during the initial exam Give explicit instructions regarding the articles of clothing to be removed. Explain all tests and obtain patients’ permission before performing them Explain the types of treatments performed Consider informed consent. Be aware of physical interactions Perform all initial examinations, whenever possible, during normal business hours. Consider performing initial examinations in a room close to the front office Consider a chaperone Use examination gowns when necessary Drape for privacy
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ANLS 1618 taught by Professor Laurahuber during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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ANLS 1618 Professional Boundaries (Outline for NCMIC Article)

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