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The Hippocratic Oath states that physicians: Sexual abuse of patients by physicians was identified as a significant problem in 1991, when the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario released several reports from its Task Force on patient sexual abuse.These reports provided the impetus for changes to the , any form of sexual relations between physicians and patients is considered to be sexual abuse.However, even the staid American Medical Association seems to give a pass to doctors who become involved with -patients.That, my dear, may be the green light that your surgeon is waiting for, but don't hold your breath.I literally could feel my eyes dilating the last time he was examining me.
Yes, it was a stretch, but one must leave no stone unturned in trying to explain once-in-a-blue-moon events, such as a surgeon morphing from a brusque doctor to a sweet-as-honey man. If I had to commit to one explanation, I would not hesitate to guess that it is plain ol' hormones—not fear of a lawsuit—that is motivating your surgeon.I was once so overly cautious and stupid that I guessed—without researching it, I might add—that doctors were ethically prohibited from pursuing romantic relationships with any patient, current or former.That overly strait-laced sense of propriety kept me from reciprocating interest in various female patients who flirted with me. It turns out that I did not have to go back to those friggin' transistors and whatnot, but I did not know that at the time.I would preface my discussion with him by saying something along the lines of, "I appreciate the great medical care you've given me, but I am looking forward to the time when I will no longer be your patient because I would like to ask you out for a date, but I realize that you, as a doctor, are probably somewhat apprehensive about this even though the AMA doesn't prohibit doctors from dating ex-patients." Or perhaps you could say something such as, "You are a wonderful doctor and I've really enjoyed interacting with you.
If I knew you were single, I'd ask you out for a date." Of course, how that message is delivered is crucial. To maintain trust, a physician must avoid making or responding to sexual advances.