December 1998 Bulletin

Academy condemns sexual misconduct

The Academy has adopted an Opinion on Ethics, "Sexual Misconduct in the Physician-Patient Relationship," which is in the "Library" section of the Academy's home page www.aaos.org. The Opinion on Ethics covers the applicable provisions of the Principles of Medical Ethics in orthopaedic surgery, applicable provisions of the Code of Ethics and legal and ethical considerations. The Academy condemns sexual misconduct by orthopaedic surgeons and other physicians.


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