The Ethics of Unconsented Intimate Exams
Speakers: Dr. Arthur L. Caplan, New York University School of Medicine;
Dr. Julie Chor, University of Chicago Medicine.
Unconsented intimate exams are illegal in 19 states. Is now the time to pass the legislation for explicit consent in Connecticut? Dr. Arthur L. Caplan and Dr. Chor discuss the ethical implications of this practice to patients, students and hospitals. How would legislation requiring explicit consent for the procedure affect the doctor/patient relationship, medical students and the hospitals? Dr. Chor will present the outcome of her study, asking patients for explicit consent for intimate exams.