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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1987 Apr;57(2):287-295. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1987.tb03539.x.

Reporting practices of psychiatrists who knew of sexual misconduct by colleagues.

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1
Deportment of Psychiatry.
2
Cambridge Hospital.
3
Department of Psychiatry.
4
Department of Biostatistics.
5
Risk Management Foundation.

Abstract

Of 1423 psychiatrists responding to a national survey, 65% reported treating patients who had been sexually involved with previous therapists. Respondents saw these prior involvements as harmful in 87% of cases but reported the sexual abuse in only 8% of cases. The majority, however, favored mandatory reporting of such incidents. The problem of underreporting and the need for effective management of sexual abuse cases are discussed.

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