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09 Mar 2007

Dating doctors

What is the general consensus around doctors/ specialists dating their patients. Is this allowed? Or is there an ethical issue?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Scarlett
It is not a good idea to treat your own family or friends as you can't be objective in your evaluation. Sure a doctor can date a patient but then should not treat that person any more as a patient but refer her/him to a colleague for medical treatment. It is unethical for a doctor to flirt with or make advances at a patient during a consultation (and the other way round.)
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