Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The new rules would prohibit:
Failure to respect a person's privacy when they're undressing.
Asking a patient for a date.
Questions about sexual history or orientation that are not relevant to the examination.
Criticism of a patient's sexual orientation.
Keeping a third person out of the exam room during intimate examinations.
Any romantic contact with a patient, including kissing.
But what about the dating? What if there is only one doctor in a remote rural town. Is he not allowed to date local women?
posted by Sydney on 11/14/2006 08:29:00 AM 7 comments
No, he is not allowed to ask any of his patients for a date. So small-communities with few doctors are generally not good places for single doctors looking for a mate.
By 10:16 AM, at
Second that, doctors have too much power over patients. It's too open to abuse. If they want to date, go over a town.
By 3:29 PM, at
last appointments I've had the doc wouldn't even have had time to comment on my sexuality or perform even the most rudimentary non-medically warranted groping. Too many patients to see to spend any time being naughty with one of them.
By 10:22 PM, at
Perhaps SHE might have a similar issue with MEN in the town. Not all MD's are men.
By 5:26 PM, at
> How do you code for a kiss?
By 11:34 AM, at
I wonder if the people who are usually negative on doctor dating a patient (or dating your co-workers) are happily married. Because if you are single and looking, you realize how difficult it is to find the right person and you wouldn't want to waste any opportunity. Surely a patient has a right to choose if he/she is willing to date the doctor (and maybe change the doctor later)
By 6:24 PM, at
No. Living in a small town, it makes it worse to "ask" your patient for a date, since the implication is that if you turn him down, he will neglect you when you are sick.
By 6:59 AM, at