Source: (2008) Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and Law. 12(2):359-386.

This Article argues that medical boards need to change their policies and integrate the views of aggrieved patients into the medical disciplinary process. Thus, the most effective way to accomplish this goal is for the medical board to implement a victim-offender model of mediation to meet the needs and feelings of aggrieved patients. Part II explains the concept of victim-offender mediation, and its roots in restorative justice. Part III explores the transformative and narrative theories of mediation and explains how these mediation theories inform the victim-offender mediation model. Part IV introduces the legitimacy and process of medical discipline. Part V discusses a victim-offender style mediation model implemented by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, and concludes with a discussion of the benefits that victim-offender mediation offers to the medical disciplinary system.(excerpt)