In a national survey of PGY-4 psychiatric residents, 4.9% of the 548
respondents indicated that they had been sexually involved with psychiatric
educators and 0.9% reported that they had been sexually involved with
patients. Most residents reported no or minimal instruction in their
residency programs about educator-resident and resident-patient sexual
contact. The authors compare these results with those from previous surveys
of psychologists. They discuss the need for expanding training curricula to
include specific education on sexual exploitation.