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Private or Intimate Relations between Doctor and Patient: Is Zero Tolerance Warranted?

W. Spiegel, T. Colella and P. Lupton
Journal of Medical Ethics
Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan., 2005), pp. 27-28
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27719322
Page Count: 2
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Abstract

This article reviews and comments on the five categories of arguments used to defend zero tolerance with regard to sexual contacts resulting from the physician-patient relationship as summarised by Cullen. In addition it puts forward a hypothesis—"fear of loss by third party"—as a psychological explanation for the collective insistence on a zero tolerance policy.

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