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)
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