Dating your physician
Speaking to Pulse at the time, Dr Grewal added: ‘An absolute ban on sexual relationships with patients or former patients is an unfair limitation on the right to pursue happiness for doctors and patients alike.
But it tells them they can date former patients, as long as they give ‘careful consideration’ to certain factors.‘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.’ Doctors should only start a relationship with a former patient if they have used their 'professional judgement' to decide if it is appropriate and are still banned from 'improper' relationships with current patients (file picture) Some senior GPs, however, have previously warned that such relationships are always ‘flawed’. Because even once she finishes finals, there's always another final. And then a presentation and an oral exam and a 500-page review textbook to read.If she gets a muffin at 6 every morning from the same place and you ask her to try a new place, she might have a breakdown, so just accept it and move on.6. Whether it's a cool patient she saw that day, a surgery she observed, the size and quality of a poop her patient had (no, but seriously, check out the Bristol stool scale), you'll hear about it.These expectations reflect both the fiduciary nature of the physician’s role, as well as the inherent vulnerability of patients when faced with the discontinuation of care.The key values of professionalism articulated in the College’s Practice Guide – compassion, service, altruism and trustworthiness – form the basis of the expectations set out in this policy.Policy Number:#2-17 Policy Category: Practice Under Review: No Approved by Council: February 2000 Publication Date: Dialogue, Issue 2, 2017 Reviewed and Updated: June 2008, May 2017 College Contact: Physician Advisory Service Downloadable Version(s): Ending the Physician-Patient Relationship | Ending the Physician-Patient Relationship: FAQ An effective physician-patient relationship is essential for the provision of quality medical care, and it forms the foundation of the practice of medicine.
It is also a partnership which benefits from the mutual trust and respect of both the physician and the patient.
Spending Time Together Helping With Stress Reevaluating Priorities Community Q&A As doctors are intelligent and often passionate about their work, dating a doctor can be a wonderful experience.
However, there are certain challenges that come with dating a medical professional.
Dr Surendra Kumar, a GP who practises in Widnes, Cheshire, said: ‘Consider the powers of the doctor.
This is the only profession of which a member can ask a person to take their clothes off and find the request usually met with few questions and no resistance.’But Dr Tony Grewal, a senior GP who practises in West London, said the watchdog ‘should not limit the capacity of two consenting adults to explore a relationship’.
Doctors' lives are highly stressful, so you may have to help them unwind at the end of the day. A relationship with a doctor is likely to look very different from other types of romantic relationships.