Sexual Misconduct: How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients

Course description

Time: 12-1 p.m

In this lecture, we will describe the continuum of sexual exploitation, including sexual or gender-based discrimination, harassment and abuse. We will discuss power dynamics that exist in medicine and medical education, including ways to decrease the power differentials for a safer working and educational environment. Additionally, we will review what to do when faced with harassment, including a discussion of employer responsibilities in the prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual misconduct. Finally, we will explore specific ways to create a more inclusive environment.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the continuum of sexual exploitation
  • Discuss examples of sexual misconduct
  • Identify the power dynamics that exist in medicine and medical education
  • Explain the steps to take if faced with a sexual harassment situation
  • Summarize the characteristics of an inclusive environment designed to prevent unwanted outcomes

Target audience

Physician and clinician policyholders


There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

CME information

ISMS logo This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of [node:course-credit:ama:max] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.

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