This paper reviews some of the issues that affect the rural mental health professional who wishes to maintain an ethical position with respect to non-sexual dual relationships.
Although the ethical codes of professional regulating bodies provide general guidelines for professional conduct, they do not offer specific guidance for practical decision-making.
Furthermore, there appear to be some contrasting opinions between the various ethical codes with respect to what would be considered unethical behavior in a non-sexual dual relationship.
Alternative decision making models that may be of help to a rural practitioner for assessing the ethics of such a relationship are reviewed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Milieu rural, Personnel sanitaire, Santé mentale, Ethique, Relation sexuelle, Relation médecin malade, Prise décision, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Rural environment, Health staff, Mental health, Ethics, Sexual intercourse, Physician patient relation, Decision making, Human
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