Find help or get online counseling now. Posted by turbojdub. Given the code of ethics listed below What is the process for adhering to such rule? Does the psychologist who wants to engage in a romantic and sexual relationship with a former patient have to submit their request to someone? What if the psychologist wishes to hide the relationship for fear that someone would say no due to the criteria? The criteria seems vague.
Has there been any case were a relationship has been formally allowed? What was the criteria for that? How many of these "allowed" relationships ended up being successful or resulted in marriage? Does the psychologist who pursues such a relationship only have to bear the burden of proof after the relationship has been reported to the association or board?
A physician must terminate the patient-physician relationship before initiating a dating, romantic, or sexual relationship with a patient. Likewise, sexual or romantic relationships between a physician and a former patient may be unduly influenced by the previous physician-patient relationship.
Does the association or board run regular background checks on pyschologists to see who they are involved with romantically or sexually and whether they are or have been former patients? Answers bella. During my last job, one of my regular patients and I seemed to hit it off I was pleasant and friendly, but kept it professional.
I definitely felt the tension and I think we both knew there was some chemistry there. At the time, I was working in a field that I would not consider terribly invasive, nor unusual relationship such as psychiatry, just a typical office. I am no longer at that practice and have no intention of returning, nor do I live in the area of my practice or know anyone in common with this former patient, no complicating factors.
I would really like to reach out and contact her I know as far as the A.
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A is concerned, this is probably permissible ethically What do y'all think? I thought there was a law that stated you are not allowed to date a former patient until 1 year from your last official contact as PA-pt. I can't imagine such a law, but there may be a code of ethics by certain medical boards. I've seen physician in poor judgement date their present patients.
Always ends up in a mess. Quietmedic; Believe me I know this is a stretch She she turns out to be a real nut. You become aware that she has had issues you didn't know about She starts making wild accusations about how you abused her trust regarding things she divuldged to you Is this something you'd like to deal with?
I wouldn't date a patient, current or former Also I'd disapprove of dating a coworkers I'm sure you're a real catch yourself, huh? From the tone of all your other posts, you sound totally obnoxious, self-serving, egotistical, stuck-up, and generally annoying.
And of course you wouldn't date a former or current patient! You'd most likely have trouble getting a date with your grandmother or anyone else belonging to the human species for that matter.
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Your spelling and your grammar are horrendous. Ever hear of "spell-check"? Never mind that this forum auto-spell checks as you type, and misspelled words are underlined in RED.
What a sorry, poor, little lonely man.
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So many posts on this forum. You must have an awful lot of time on your hands, huh?
Jan 16, It's not *illegal* but it's HIGHLY unethical and umulticoingames.comofessional. The APA specifically prohibits a therapist from having ANY outside relationship with a patient. Mar 17, The American Psychiatric Association (APA) When Dating a Psychiatrist, Rules of the Couch Don't Apply. Sudeepta Varma, M.D. Sudeepta Varma. Search for more papers by this author, M.D. Their patients often strip down to the bare for a medical exam, and depending on the nature of the exam, the patient can often find himself or herself in. Dec 31, It's not hard to meet people outside of work, and I wouldn't want the possible problems associated with dating a former patient. Co-workers, again, not the best idea, but probably a better idea than dating a former patient. Think of it this way. What if you date this former patient and things go well for awhile, but then sour.
Especially when you consider that our SPs regularly marry each other and the nurses in the hospitals they see patients in Wait 30 days from that date Hmm, nice first post. I think it would be fine.
I would find a way to casually run into her that doesn't involve using any of the contact info she provided in her chart, otherwise she might think you're some weird stalker.
I had a patient make a suggestive comment at a party we both happened to be at.
When i arrived at work the next day I sent him a friendly phone call and said "look forward to seeing you around town but cannot see you as a patient anymore" the patient understood and switched to another provider in office. We all know folks from three practices ago that still think we are their providers.
Especially if we work in a specialty and the patient only seen us -3 times a yr when they were officially our patients. Send it certified I dunno, I'm a firm believer in Murphy's Law, if something can go wrong it will. In my opinion a relationship with a former patient has too much potential for problems. Certainly were there no risk, then a letter of discharge would be a moot point.
Mar 22, APA Code of Ethics - Sexual Intimacies with Former Therapy Clients/Patients. Posted by. turbojdub. the two years following cessation or termination of therapy and of having no sexual contact with the former client/patient bear the burden of demonstrating that there has been no exploitation, in light of all relevant factors, including. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. If you have trouble accessing any of APA's web resources, please contact us at or [email protected] for assistance. Sexual involvements with former clients and patients, however, are more complicated from an ethical perspective. Time may attenuate the intensity and even the likelihood that an involvement will result in harm. Permanently prohibiting involvement may compromise the client's exercise of autonomy in determining with whom, and how, to be involved.
So why even right one in the first place. Insofar as dating coworkers, I've seen a sexual harassment issue that had degenerated from a dating scenario, so guess I'm biased that wAy.
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Former patients: Sexual or romantic relationships between a physician and a former patient may be unduly influenced by the previous patient-physician relationship. Those of us who has spent a considerable amount of time in and around healthcare know who our co-workers are dating and marrying.
Take a stroll in any hospital Because we spend more time at work than we do sleeping each night So any reasonable person would see that healthcare professionals are usually tied to other healthcare professionals.
Thing is It is called transference. It is a rather natural result of the therapist's ability to listen without being judgmental, offer support and encouragement and other positive regard.
It is, however, transitory, and a GOOD therapist and ethical will help the client to recognize the feelings for what they are and move beyond them. Psychologists do not terminate therapy to circumvent this standard. See also Standard 3.
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If the therapist is even considering going out with a patient, he or she should take a step back and stop the behavior immediately. There is one exception to this rule. The APA allows psychologists to develop personal relationships with FORMER clients - but the clinical relationship must have ended more than 2 years prior to the beginning of the personal relationship and the psychologist carries the full responsibility for the relationship for example, if the couple broke up and the former patient committed suicide, the therapist would be in a huge amount of trouble.
This is still considered extremely unusual and is not condoned.
It is definitely a conflict of interest and in a situation such as you've described the ethical line of professional code of ethics has been crossed. If the Psychologist in question is reported she can loose her license to practice, and at the very least be placed on probation from the American Association of Professional Psychology.
I believe that it is against the rules set out by the board of psychologists to date a client. As well it is not unusual for patients to fall in love with their doctor and the doctor is trained to deal with this when it happens. It's not illegal but it is unethical.
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It is also selfish and gross negligence, and if I ever heard about it I would immediately report it to the Head Psy if she has one. I call that preying on the weak. I call that a lot of other things too. Though it's not illegal, it makes for a beautiful lawsuit that would make some lawyer filthy rich double entendre there Good Luck!!!