Policy statement - Use of chaperones during the physical examination of the pediatric patient

Edward S. Curry, Lawrence D. Hammer, Oscar Brown, James J. Laughlin, Herschel R. Lessin, Geoffrey R. Simon, Chadwick T. Rodgers

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Abstract

Physicians should always communicate the scope and nature of the physical examination to be performed to the pediatric patient and his or her parent. This statement addresses the use of chaperones and issues of patient comfort, con.dentiality, and privacy. The use of a chaperone should be a shared decision between the patient and physician. In some states, the use of a chaperone is mandated by state regulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-993
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume127
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chaperone
  • Confidentiality
  • Physical examination
  • Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Curry, E. S., Hammer, L. D., Brown, O., Laughlin, J. J., Lessin, H. R., Simon, G. R., & Rodgers, C. T. (2011). Policy statement - Use of chaperones during the physical examination of the pediatric patient. Pediatrics, 127(5), 991-993. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2011-0322