Dating a former patient normal age gap for dating
Commentary: two sides to every story—the need for objectivity and evidence.
Professional boundaries in the physician-patient relationship. The following excerpts from annotations to the first 2 principles spell out the basic concepts underlying appropriate psychiatrist/patient boundaries: ‘A psychiatrist shall not gratify his or her own needs by exploiting the patient. Because these guidelines can be difficult to interpret for psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association provides further guidance with The Principles of Medical Ethics with Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry. Working in a flawed mental health care system: an ethical challenge. Washington, DC: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; 1995.