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A survey of Australian psychiatrists' attitudes and practices regarding physical contact with patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7893245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A brief review of the ethics of psychiatrists' and psychotherapists' physical contact with patients is followed by a more detailed review of the major North American studies using self report surveys to measure attitudes and behaviour regarding physical contact with patients. The methodology and results of a recent sample survey of Australian psychiatrists' attitudes and behaviour regarding such physical contact are presented and discussed by comparison with the North American literature. Issues pertaining to both "erotic" and "non-erotic" contact are explored.
A Leggett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0004-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-17     Completed Date:  1995-04-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0111052     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Psychiatry     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  488-97     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Ethics, Medical*
Middle Aged
New Zealand
Nonverbal Communication
Physician-Patient Relations*
Professional Misconduct*
Risk Assessment
Sexual Behavior

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