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5. Summary

  • Familiarise yourself with local and national guidelines
  • Get consent for the examination, explain what will occur
  • Offer a chaperone
  • Give patients privacy to dress and undress
  • Avoid light hearted or personal comments
  • Stop if the patient asks
  • Keep careful records

From Medical Defence Union, Protecting yourself against a sexual assault allegation.
http://www.themdu.com/guidance-and-advice/latest-updates-and-advice/protecting-yourself-from-a-sexual-assault-allegation

 

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