Guidance on Professional Boundaries and Sexual Misconduct

About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to provide important information to help understand and maintain professional boundaries and appropriate relations with patients, including strategies for initiating and conducting sensitive examinations and the communication that is required as a component of such examinations.

Learning Objectives:
Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:
  • Understand requirements for qualified chaperones, intimate exam recommendations, and respectful communication with patients.
  • Describe types of sexual misconduct and how to maintain appropriate boundaries with patients.
  • Understand professional boundaries in practice, including recognizing prevalence and underreporting of sexual misconduct.
  • Identify the ethical and legal imperatives as well as appropriate channels to report sexual misconduct and understand what is meant by trauma-informed care.
Accreditation Statement
InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
InforMed designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) information can be viewed here: MOC Recognition Page