Ask ECRI: Use of Chaperones during Patient Care

February 23, 2021 | Ambulatory Care Risk Management


​​​A member recently asked about the need for chaperones to be present during patient care.

​​Allegations of sexual misconduct or impropriety place providers and healthcare organizations at legal risk and can have disastrous consequences for the reputations of both, even if the allegations are unfounded. Having a chaperone present can help prevent a patient from misinterpreting a provider's behavior or...

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