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Only a tiny minority (1%) give romance with current patients a green light, but a sizable share (22%) say that a romantic relationship with a former patient may be acceptable, as long as at least 6 months have passed since the professional relationship was terminated. Whereas the American Medical Association (AMA) clearly states that sexual contact that is concurrent with the doctor/patient relationship constitutes sexual misconduct, it takes a fuzzier position on relationships that might develop later.

The AMA notes that the prior doctor/patient relationship may unduly influence the patient and that such a relationship is unethical if the doctor "uses or exploits trust, knowledge, emotions or influence derived from the previous professional relationship." Ethicists, such as Dr.

To the doctor -- if the would-be paramour is a patient -- it's also unethical.

But physician responses to Medscape's 2012 ethics survey clearly indicate that many physicians aren't willing to condemn every romance.

Ideally, you should not be in a contractual arrangement that makes contacting your patients difficult.

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