Question: Can a doctor date a patients family member?

Can doctors DATE patients relatives?

Romantic and sexual involvement between physicians and patients is unacceptable. Pediatricians also must strive to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in their relationships with the family members of their patients.

Is it ethical to date a patients family member?

CME course: Boundaries for physicians Third parties may be deeply involved the in the clinical encounter and in medical decision making. Physicians should avoid sexual or romantic relations with any individual whose decisions directly affect the health and welfare of the patient.

Can you date a patients family member?

Nothing illegal about dating. HIPAA patient confidentiality must be maintained. Its the patient that decides who to share the information with, not the family members.

Can you date a patients daughter?

Yes. That is not a violation any sort of ethics rule. Dating a patient is against the rules. Youre also discouraged from treating friends or family, because you may not be able to remain objective about their care.

Do doctors ever date patients?

Though instances of doctors and patients entering romantic relationships are indeed rare, it does sometimes happen. Physicians sometimes have sexual relationships with patients, or with former patients. Sometimes the initiator is the physician, and sometimes it is the patient.

Do doctors get attracted to patients?

One of the most disconcerting experiences a physician can have is realizing that he or she is strongly attracted to a patient. Many physicians believe they should be above such emotions or that their professional objectivity should neutralize these feelings.

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