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Medical Association initiates proceedings against psychiatrist

for Years, nobody listened to her. Now all of a sudden Ruth Meier* receives high number of visitors. Last Thursday, it comes to the debate with the Aargauer health Director, Franziska Roth (SVP). "I appreciate it very much, to be finally taken seriously. And to tell my side of the story, what was denied to me, always," says Meier. "You could feel that the councillor is under pressure."

a week Ago, the Sunday newspaper made the long ordeal Ruth Meier's publication. Three persons had sexually abused them when she was a child. To process this, did she confide in a psychiatrist Ralf*. He treated you in a Aargauer clinic, therapy also body contacts module. This increased over the years, until it came to sexual intercourse.

Sex with the assistant and with prison inmates

the Canton doctor Martin Roth was informed of the behavior and, later, the town's health Department. Both refused, however, to measures. First, the district court of Aarau, condemned the man because of the multiple utilization of an emergency. There is a treatment imposed a ban limited to two years and only for female persons.

"For me, completely incomprehensible," said national councillor Natalie Rickli (SVP) after reading the article. "Convicted sex offenders are not allowed, in principle, work with patients," she claims. Employers should check in the medical field, the criminal record of employees. Ratskollegin Bea home (SP) on this proposal. You spoke of a "blatant violation of the professional duties".

in fact, this is not the first case in Canton Aargau. Two Doctors flown in the last few years, because they had in the course of their activities Sex. They were also able to continue to work. In the fall of 2012, the "views" reported on a "Aargau Sex doctor". For months he had slept with the practice assistant, up to three times per week. He had stated the intercourse to be part of your bulimia treatment. The district court of Lenzburg had condemned the man already in 2003, and informed the cantonal doctor, even then, Martin Roth. As in the current case, he renounced measures.

confession of self-display

According to the reporting, the government was then under pressure and had to due to an Interpellation on the books. Finally, a Communiqué was published with the title: "Canton has stepped up supervision over the medical Profession." The Offense of the doctor would be long back, it was said. "A current assessment would be carried out in accordance with clearly stricter scale, and would result in a different result."

Not even two weeks passed. Then the next headline about a Aargauer physicians: "Sex in prison, followed in the" view"!" It was a doctor in the district jail an asylum-seeker should investigate. And instead sexual acts with him was, as the doctor confessed to a self-display. In the result, he could not handle the prisoners. But still as a doctor.

Roth had given to the assessment of an expert opinion in order. In this it was said: "The risk of further border violations considered low." Against a psychiatrist, the Whole of the Canton doctor had an opinion. It comes literally to the same conclusion as at the time of the prison doctor: "The risk of further boundary violations considered low."

"It is zero tolerance," writes the society for psychiatry

in the spring of 2013 the health Department also promises to now a reaction. On Friday, it announced that councillor Roth had ordered an internal investigation of the processes and decision-making processes. "The Department of internal treatment of the Case recognized the weak can improve", it says. "This, with the aim that such a case is not repeated in the Department."

Active the aargauische doctors ' Association (AAV). Because the psychiatrist is, as before, as a member of the Swiss medical Association FMH registered. "The AAV has initiated proceedings due to violation of the order," says President Jürg Lareida on request. Also, the Swiss society for psychiatry and psychotherapy, turns today on its Website a notification of sexual contacts in the therapy. "There is zero tolerance", it says.

?"I had not expected that but still something is happening in this case," says Ruth Meier. "Hopefully, the other Victims of the power of courage." At the Meeting with councillor Roth you have taken at the end of all the force together and asked: "you Find that the Canton of the doctor is still wearable?" You have not responded and on the internal investigation referred to. Meier: "It was a good conversation. But now deeds must follow."


(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 09.02.2019, 21:31 PM

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