Can chiropractors dating former patients
This is because even when the therapist is no longer seeing someone as a patient but as a partner, he/she may continue to have access to the individual’s medical records and medical history.In case the romantic relationship ends acrimoniously, the psychologist goaded by negative feelings may compromise the former patient’s medical records thus breaching the important codes of confidentiality and objectivity.Psychologists and current clients Almost all developed societies prohibit any romantic or sexual relationship between a psychologist and a current patient.
But how ethical, legal or even practical it is for psychologists to date patients or even former patients for that matter?
Additionally, in some jurisdictions, such activity may constitute a criminal offense.
All psychologists are trained and educated to know that this kind of behavior is inappropriate and can result in license revocation. There are several reasons why dating a patient – current or former - is considered unethical on a psychologists’s part.
Often in helping their patients, psychologists stand in danger of a developing a personal bond too since in human relationships, the impulses of love and support are closely related and often expressed in the same manner.
Also a therapist listens to a patient without being judgmental, may help to solve long-standing problems, and may be kinder to the patient than the latter’s own friends or family.