Professional Boundaries Course
We will consider professional and sexual issues in the chiropractic office. Recent events have led to an acute awareness of physician actions, that may compromise the physician-patient relationship. This paper defines sexual boundary violations in physicians; emphasizes that a comprehensive evaluation of the physician is necessary when sexual impropriety or violation is suspected; and describes an educational intervention for physicians who need education and training in sexual boundaries.
This course focuses on ethical principles and models for decision making that are most applicable for those who practice in the healthcare profession. Chiropractic practice is unique in that it frequently involves touching the patient. This can lead to situations that may arise to challenge legal, practical and cultural differences between the chiropractor, staff and patient.
- Differentiate between personal and professional ethics;
- Identify typical legal implications associated with boundary dilemmas;
- Identify typical cultural implications associated with ethical dilemmas;
- Describe the four ethical professional boundaries;
- Identify behaviors that cross the boundaries of professional healthcare behavior.
- Shifting of attitudes and boundaries in society
- Legal and Ethical Implications of Professional Boundary Violations
- How to Tell When Boundaries May be Shifting
- The Doctor’s Boundaries
- The Predator Patient
- Steps to Re-Establish Boundaries
- What are the Best Interests of the Patient?
- Boundaries and Social Media
- Establishing Policies and Procedures Pertaining to Professional Boundaries
- How to Raise the Subject in Team Meetings
Dr. Mario Fucinari has helped train doctors and staff over the last 20 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986. Dr. Fucinari was the recipient of the 1998 and the 2003 President’s Award from the Illinois Chiropractic Society (ICS) for his work with education and training and most recently received the 2012 Chiropractor of the Year award from the ICS.
Dr. Fucinari has produced classes and publications on HIPAA, Clinical Documentation, Medicare, and Stroke and Cervical Manipulation. He is a worldwide speaker for NCMIC and several state associations and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician [CCSP].