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He dealt with the problem by scrupulously maintaining his distance from this woman and all of his other patients, suggesting that any of them who were aggressively flirtatious and unhappy in their marriages talk with their spouses and receive relationship counseling. Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic.
As he wrote: Rigid rules of professional behavior, going back to antiquity, may have saved many a doctor from falling into the trap of a dysfunctional, rage-based attachment, and compounding the damage to his patient begun by a dysfunctional family of origin. One psychiatrist commented, "With 3.5 to 4 billion women and 3.5 billion men in the world, if you have to troll your practice for a date, you are mentally ill or flat-out pathetic." Others were quick to mention the possible professional fallout. Not worth losing [your] license, reputation, paying fines, and doing jail time," wrote one family practitioner. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses.
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A retired psychiatrist, now in his 80s, offered cautionary tales involving young patients who were extremely seductive during office visits.They had been befriended by two men online who duped them into sending substantial amounts of money,” said Chief Supt Walls.Outlining the details of the fraud he explained, “The first report, made to us on February 4th involved a woman who had been befriended by a man online claiming to be in the US Army.Medscape's 2016 Physician Ethics Report shows that 7 in 10 doctors oppose the idea of physicians dating patients, at least while they're still patients. generated heated discussion on a topic that has always been considered taboo.
The American Medical Association (AMA) code of conduct explicitly forbids physicians from entering into romantic relationships with patients, because doctors might be tempted to exploit any weaknesses or difficulties that patients are going through or become less objective in treating them.
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