Does your doctor want to sleep with you?
- Jan 23, 2013, 18:36 PM IST
This question might not have crossed your mind ever, but what if it's true? Well, your doctor might be fantasizing about you and here's why- according to a survey, half of the family doctors in UK wish to sleep with their patients.
As per a poll carried by trade magazine 'Pulse' doctors think it is is acceptable to have a sexual relationship with a patient as long as they move to another doctor’s practice.
Also, one in six family doctors claimed that in some cases it may even be appropriate to have an affair with one of their own patients.
“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,” the Telegraph quoted Dr Tony Grewal, a GP in London, said, as saying.
“We need new, authoritative public guidance which acknowledges the changes of the last 20 years, maintains the necessary safeguards for the vulnerable against exploitation or coercion,
but gives a framework for those who wish to develop proper relationships,” he stated.
Current guidance from the General Medical Council states: “In order to maintain professional boundaries, and the trust of patients and the public, you must not establish or pursue a sexual or improper emotional relationship with a patient.”
The poll of 282 GPs indicated that many doctors feel there is nothing morally wrong with forming a relationship with a patient.