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Sexual relationships between doctors and former patients

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39058.699491.3A (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1272

Already guilty?

  1. Gerald Freshwater, occupational physician
  1. 1Shetland Medical Services, Lerwick ZE1 0EL freshwater@zetnet.co.uk

    After reading Sheather's editorial about sex with former patients, I was seriously troubled.1 In 1971 I performed a minor surgical procedure on a young nurse. The following year we began a relationship that was not platonic. Now I find it to have been inappropriate. Should I own up to the General Medical Council? Shall I be struck off? What can I tell the children when …

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