December 7, 2012
Psychiatrists shouldn't do STI exams on patients: expert
By Kevin Martin, QMI Agency
CALGARY - It's inappropriate for psychiatrists to examine patients for sexually transmitted diseases, or comment on the size of their privates, an expert said Friday, in the trial of Dr. Aubrey Levin.
Dr. Peter Collins, a forensic psychiatrist at the University of Toronto, said no physician should ever complement a patient on their physical appearance.
"To tell a patient that 'you're beautiful,' or 'you're handsome,' that's not appropriate," Collins told Crown prosecutor Bill Wister.