Ethics of physician dating former patient

Why then does the AMA absolutely prohibit sexual relationships with consenting adult patients?Perhaps it would be too expensive or time-consuming to scrutinize the propriety of these relationships and the effectiveness of consent on a case-by-case basis.Not nearly as often as divorce attorneys "date" their clients. Will add my more extensive comment: There does exist a bar rule that is not penal code.Strangely, there is no law against attorneys screwing the people they work for. But it only covers coercion and relationships that cause "incompetent" representation. May be in the future we can date, after you get another doctor. Because this is your initiative, we can begin dating. Actually I read somewhere that the doctor-patient relationship has to be terminated for 4-5 years before a relationship is possible. n according to tht too answer should be never encourage such behaviour... It's not ethical treat any person with whom you may have a more-than-medical relationship. I think every doctor, everywhere, has to respect the sentences above, but just AMA has a guideline that mentions anything about '2 years'.plz tell us the source of this question, the correct answer and explaination... But the choice of words in answer A makes it sound like the next thing the doctor did was that he left the room crying frantically and took the next space shuttle to Jupiter. (PS: i'm not making fun of ppl who believe A is the answer, but too much immunology tends to trigger my pathological imagination) Cheers Yep,,answer iz A,,am guessing had they put the answer choices suggested above, we wudnt be having this thread now wud we,,the whole point of it waz to simply make it difficult between the two options nd I concur option A cud have been worded much better,,but it's still the correct option,, Doctor-patient relationship has to be based on social commitment.

"Any other basis for a relationship is flawed and needs to be criticised and resisted most vehemently.

"Although it would not be possible to specify a length of time after which it is acceptable to pursue a relationship with a former patient, it is reasonable to expect that the more recently a professional relationship ended the less likely it is to be appropriate to begin a personal relationship with the patient." Patient groups welcomed the change, saying it was about time the watchdog moved into "the 21st century".

Joyce Robins, of Patient Concern, said: "I don't see any problem with it if they are no longer their doctor.

(Podiatrists themselves cannot explain it ;)) Surely the very possibility of sex must be removed from the table, when feet are involved? Look at A quarter of the patients of British psych therapists say they've had sex with a therapist, though "only" 3.5% of the therapists themselves admit to it. Once he's been in your body, you hardly hear from him again, do you? But do orthopedists really make women weaker in the knees than, say, dentists?

These figures probably are much the same in the US, but these are not MDs, but clinical psychologists and the like. Not counting the women getting knees replaced, I mean?


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