In the face of evidence suggesting that there is a substantial incidence of sexual contact between physicians of all specialties and their patients, the medical profession and the courts have not yet reached a consensus regarding appropriate responses.
Some commentators, including the American Medical Association, have urged bans on sexual contact during treatment and extensive restriction of posttreatment sexual relationships.
Others favor looser restrictions, particularly after termination of the physician-patient relationship.
These differences in approach stem from the varying importance given the two conflicting values involved : (1) protecting patients from being harmed by unfair manipulation by physicians and (2) insulating choices about intimate relationships from intrusion by society.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation sexuelle, Médecin, Malade, Ethique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual intercourse, Physician, Patient, Ethics, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0042966
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.