Physical touch is not only essential to medical care, it humanizes the physician-patient relationship. It is also an aspect of care that is ripe for misunderstanding and misperception. Abuse can easily happen under the guise of therapeutic touch. Indeed, allegations of sexual misconduct are on the rise.
This one-hour presentation by defense attorney Peter Eidenberg will discuss best practices to prevent allegations of sexual wrong doing and what to do if a patient makes a complaint. Peter will bring his insights from the courtroom to help you better understand how these situations arise, how plaintiff attorneys build cases, and the unique challenges to litigating sexual misconduct claims. You will not want to miss this opportunity to empower both you and your patients through better awareness of these issues.
Peter D. Eidenberg, Keating Jones Hughes, PC
A native of the Portland, OR area, Peter became a partner at Keating Jones Hughes in September 2013. He has successfully tried medical malpractice and professional liability cases in arbitration, state court, and federal district court. In addition to working on standard medical malpractice cases in Oregon and Washington, Peter has worked on numerous complicated cases involving alleged sexual misconduct by providers.
Cathy Reunanen, ARM, CPHRM, Senior Healthcare Risk Management Consultant, Physicians Insurance
Melissa Cunningham, Corporate Attorney, Physicians Insurance
Cryss. Toycen, CME Specialist, Physicians Insurance
Mesina McMurray, MPM, Content Development Project Manager, Physicians Insurance
Original release: October 2017
Expiration: October 2020
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