Doctor dating patient
The length of the former relationship, the extent to which the patient has confided personal or private information to the physician, the nature of the patient's medical problem, and the degree of emotional dependence that the patient has on the physician, all may contribute to the intimacy of the relationship.In addition, the extent of the physician's general knowledge about the patient (i.e., the patient's past, the patient's family situation, and the patient's current emotional state) is also a factor that may render a sexual or romantic relationship with a former patient unethical.But if you don’t get up to bat, you won’t be rejected – but you also won’t be asked out. And you’re un-complicating your relationship with him so that if he does like you and if he does want to ask you out, he can.
I sense there is a mutual attraction that has gone stronger over two years.
Knowing what you want in a man and a relationship is the first step to a successful relationship.
If you don’t know that, you’ll get lazy, and find yourself developing crushes on men who happen to be in your path – like your doctor.
Don’t stalk him, but do frequent the restaurants and stores in the neighborhood of his office. But I bet that if you read and follow Think & Date Like A Man, by the time he asks you out, he’s going to have to get in line behind a bunch of other doctors, lawyers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and artists who all want to date you, too!
Sexual relationships with patients are problematic, not only because they may be unethical and may compromise patient care, but because they may lead to civil actions for damages, criminal actions, and disciplinary proceedings by state medical boards. Consent is not a defense to a charge of statutory rape or sexual imposition on a minor. The American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs states categorically that "[s]exual contact that occurs concurrent with the physician-patient relationship constitutes sexual misconduct" (Opinion 8.14).
The only other guidance that the AMA gives is of little help: Relationships between patients and...