Doctor dating patient illegal
I literally could feel my eyes dilating the last time he was examining me.
It was just my leg, but I found myself admiring his hands! One of my friends says this doctor is probably just comfortable with me and uses the extra time to take a little break from the routine. I have never seen your picture, but I would bet that you are attractive.
The value of new patients during that first year also doubled.
When I first started, I had about 8-10 new patients a month.
However, research tells us that the power imbalance remains strong, even after time has passed, and that romance in this situation is usually still emotionally damaging to the one who was the client.
Hormones, brain chemistry, and emotional issues often inadvertently conspire to lead us toward unhealthy romantic choices, which is why therapists are clearly instructed that “Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex” (this is the name of a pamphlet that every single therapist-in-training in California receives on several occasions).
Often in helping their patients, psychologists stand in danger of a developing a personal bond too since in human relationships, the impulses of love and support are closely related and often expressed in the same manner.
Male dentists were more likely than female dentists to date patients.
Thus it is quite common for a client to have good feelings about his/her therapist, and see these feelings as the beginning of romance.
But how ethical, legal or even practical it is for psychologists to date patients or even former patients for that matter?
Visit When I first came to work with Jim, I was producing approximately ,000 per month.
At the end of the first year, I was producing 114% more than when I started.
The relationship has been rationalized through a series of cutesy excuses: “Well, we only had a handful of therapy sessions … ” and, “Well, if we have a session where the previous client now becomes the therapist, it will all balance out! In no way, shape, or form is dating a current or previous therapist healthy, ethical, or socially acceptable.