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.
Sexual relationships between doctors and former patients
Sex with a Former Patient | Psychology Today
Verified by Psychology Today. Tales from the Couch. Some years ago when I was single, Eva G began psychotherapy. She was unhappy because she was repeatedly involved in ungratifying relationships with men who were at least 20 years her senior. She was quite attractive, bright, articulate, and wanted to understand her need to date older men.
Calling Dr. Love: Dating a Former Patient
I know it is unacceptable for a physiotherapist to date a current patient but is it ok once the therapy is over? I do not think that there is anything in the Statues about problems dating former patients. That is an ethical issue. Law wise, however, no limitations!
Until now, the General Medical Council has discouraged doctors from having relationships with former patients deemed vulnerable at the time they were being treated, and it continues to ban them with current patients. The watchdog has now issued new guidelines clarifying the risks doctors need to consider before embarking on a romance with a former patient, such as taking into account that some patients can be more vulnerable than others. However, a number of senior doctors have warned that dating former patients is "flawed" and risks undermining the public's trust in the profession.