Doctors having sex with their patientsUploader: Kelvin 11 days ago Subscribe 4913
I contend that the current avenues of redress do not lend themselves well to such sexual exploitation because it is not clear that they catch this behaviour. A patient must be able to trust that their healthcare professional will provide the best possible care and act in their best interests … A breach of sexual boundaries can seriously damage this trust. One significant factor in this case was that the doctor over-prescribed the drugs, making the women dependent and then using their dependency as leverage to commit the assaults. Finally, I should address the issue of when a breach of the sexual boundaries in Type 2 cases should be actionable under fiduciary law and the matter of remedies. In addition, for different reasons than those canvassed in relation to battery, an action in negligence would again fail sufficiently to encapsulate the wrong that the doctor intentionally commits. The Conversation is a non-profit. The sensational human hand — Norwich, Norfolk. Sexual relations between a doctor and his patient is fraught with hazards to both the patient and to the doctor, one which is created by every state which grants a license to practice medicine to selected individuals.