#1
I believe there's a rule stating doctors can't date patients.

Do you support this rule? Do you think it's wrong?

What would you do if, say you had a friend who was a doctor, who didn't honor this rule?

I personally am not really sure if I'd call it immoral or not, but it does sound like a foolish thing to do.
#2
What if your patient/partner dies and are haunted by their ghost?

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I don't know but they did in Scrubs.


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The foreplay must be awesome.

"Why don't you take off your clothes so that we can begin the examination."

However, it would suck to be told the following:

"Damn, you should apply some medication to that rash of yours."
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As long as they're not having sex in the doctor's office it's ok in my book.

That's only okay if a nurse is involved.
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#7
I don't see a problem with it

I'd image it'd be pretty awkward if they broke up, but if they want to do it, why not? I'm not even sure why that's a rule, besides the doctor might favour their patient/lover over others, but that doesn't mean that he/she'd neglect their other patients either.
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#9
What about nurses?

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I don't see a problem with it

I'd image it'd be pretty awkward if they broke up, but if they want to do it, why not? I'm not even sure why that's a rule, besides the doctor might favour their patient/lover over others, but that doesn't mean that he/she'd neglect their other patients either.

It's an ethical rule that professional authorities put on their members, psychologists, lecturers, teachers, etc all have similar rules. The idea, among other things, is to prevent predation (accidental or otherwise) due to the power differential and breaking the fiduciary bond between the two (which damages the profession as a whole).
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#12
I think that rule only applies to psychotherapists, psychologists, and such because of the already growing personal interest between the doctor/patient.

I do not condone that as well. Mental health should be that and that alone.

A doctor in other fields seem ok to me though.
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#13
I don't see a prob, I date 2 of my patients.
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#14
I would say it depends on what the patients getting treated for haha =P
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#15
Well if you met a patient that you felt you would really enjoy to be with, then it would be wrong if you couldn't.

Only problem is HIPAA (health information portability and accountability act), or patient confidentiality. So if anyone asks you how you met, the "patient" should be the first to explain. It's a really big issue in medicine.
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I think that rule only applies to psychotherapists, psychologists, and such because of the already growing personal interest between the doctor/patient


it depends on where you are. i know in my state (Connecticut):

even consensual adult sexual activity is criminalized in these relationships:

Where one person is in custody or in a hospital, and the other has supervisory or disciplinary power. See C.G.S. § 53a-71(a)(5).
Where the patient (or former patient) is emotionally dependent on the psychotherapist, or sexual intercourse occurs during a psychotherapy session. See C.G.S. § 53a-71(a)(6).


i don't really have much of an opinion on it either way though. there are arguments for and against it, so i think it would be a case-by-case thing for me.
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I don't see a prob, I date 2 of my patients.


You are the patient, and no, your psychiatrist is not dating you.
#20
If it is a psychologist having an affair with a patient, then I think there could be some confounding trust factors that would make such an affair a bit immoral on the shrinks part. Other than that, I don't really see a problem with wanting to bone your family practitioner.
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