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The boundaries between friendship and "something more" aren't always clear.If a patient is healthy, he or she doesn't visit the doctor. "If someone was once a patient, left the practice and left town, was out of touch for years, and then returned not as a patient and kindled a relationship, I think that would be acceptable," writes one internist.The guidance says that doctors cannot initiate relationships with current patients, but says they can date former patients, as long as they give "careful consideration" to certain factors, including the number of consultations they have previously had with the patient and the length of time since their last appointment.The updated Good Medical Practice guidance which come into force next month, states: "If you are considering whether to pursue a personal relationship with a former patient, you must use your professional judgment.
Around 7% of allegations heard at fitness-to-practise hearings in 2011 were with regards to relationships with patients.As a doctor’s profession is defined by the duty of care to patients, it follows that standards of professionalism are entwined with the strength of the relationship between doctor and patient.But this relationship doesn’t just concern your clinical work – good communication, politeness and respect, and a caring, empathic manner are all vital components of an effective doctor–patient relationship.Because relationships morph with time, it's often difficult to define starting and stopping points. Strangely, determining when the professional physician/patient relationship is over can be similarly murky.Does a coincidental meeting at a cocktail party where you engage in a personal conversation constitute the beginning of a relationship? Many such relationships simply atrophy with inattention. For many physicians, "once a patient/doctor relationship, always a patient/doctor relationship," says Dr. "I think that's what sits behind the 68% of 'No/Never' responses." As one podiatrist notes, "I have had patients return to my practice after 5 or 10 years, so they never stopped being patients really." Others insist there has to be some logical point of demarcation between current and former patients.