GMC, BMA, Royal College of Psychiatrists, BAC, UKCP, Society of Clinical Psychiatrists

This petition has emerged as a consequence of the multiplicity of cases involving psychiatrists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have subjected their patients to sexual, psychological, emotional, exploitative and other forms of abuse.

The position of such practitioners has often meant that these people are often regarded as being beyond reproach by the governing and regulatory bodies under which they work.

People who have the courage to submit complaints are either marginalised, stigmatised or blamed in an attempt to protect both the reputation and livelihood of the practitioner. This has to stop!

We, the undersigned, object to the continued abuse which many patients and clients are subjected to whilst under the care of both NHS and private medical practitioners.

Regulatory bodies such as the GMC, Royal College of Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, British Association of Counselling and UKCP are doing little in the way of protecting vulnerable individuals and so the abuse continues. Patients and those seeking emotional and mental health assistance do so because they have placed their trust within these people, yet time and time again this trust is betrayed and the patient or client is left to pick up the pieces.

We call upon these societies and organistations listed below to implement more rigid and consistent practices to protect the vulnerable as what invariably happens is that the practitioner is often exculpated from any form of responsibility.

General Medical Council - UK
British Medical Association - UK
Royal College of Psychiatrists -UK
American Psychiatric Association -USA
American Medical Association - USA
British Association of Counselling - UK
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists
Society of Clinical Psychiatrists - UK

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The Petition to stop the abuse of patients who are under the care of Psychiatrists/Psychotherapists petition to GMC, BMA, Royal College of Psychiatrists, BAC, UKCP, Society of Clinical Psychiatrists was written by sophia and is in the category Health at GoPetition.