Resources & Information

Oct 29 2020

New resources: What to expect during a physical exam

NCMB has created several new resources to help patients understand what to expect during a physical examination and learn to recognize red flags and signs of possible sexual misconduct by a medical professional.

The Power of Touch explains the four main hands-on techniques physicians and other medical providers use when conducting physical examinations.

Undergoing a Physical Examination: Your Rights covers what to expect during a physical examination, including the patient’s right to dress and undress privately and to request that a chaperone be present during the exam.

Know the Signs of Sexual Misconduct is intended to help patients recognize behaviors that are inappropriate and unacceptable, or that could signal a provider is “grooming” a patient for possible sexual contact.