But it tells them they can date former patients, as long as they give ‘careful consideration’ to certain factors.‘Although it would not be possible to specify a length of time after which it is acceptable to pursue a relationship with a former patient, it is reasonable to expect that the more recently a professional relationship ended the less likely it is to be appropriate to begin a personal relationship with the patient.’ Doctors should only start a relationship with a former patient if they have used their 'professional judgement' to decide if it is appropriate and are still banned from 'improper' relationships with current patients (file picture) Some senior GPs, however, have previously warned that such relationships are always ‘flawed’.Dr Surendra Kumar, a GP who practises in Widnes, Cheshire, said: ‘Consider the powers of the doctor.Thus, essential features of the psychoanalytic process include the therapist's characteristics and competencies, the working alliance, transference and countertransference, submission, and the nature of the therapist's authority.Factors that may lead to unethical practice include a God-like complex the therapist may derive from unrealistic feelings of superiority and power, and a strong narcissistic tendency that may be expressed through a need to control.I wanted to give you some background on me, and possible you could give me some advice.I have been in the “dating” world for the last 10-years now, and I have not much luck keeping a man in my life for more than a 3-month relationship."We need new, authoritative public guidance which acknowledges the changes of the last 20 years, maintains the necessary safeguards for the vulnerable against exploitation or coercion, but gives a framework for those who wish to develop proper relationships." In 2011, a poll of 282 GPs by Pulse found that half wanted the rules to be changed to allow them to have relationships with former patients, while 2 per cent admitted they had begun relationships with patients they were still treating.
Emotional growth seems related to the patient's cognitive or perceptual response to the healer's curing powers, or the influence of personality.The aims of reconstructive therapy can be defined in terms of an existential, a psychoanalytic or an ego-psychoanalytic framework.In the therapist-patient relationship, usually only the therapist is knowledgeable about how the therapeutic process works to relieve symptoms."Although it would not be possible to specify a length of time after which it is acceptable to pursue a relationship with a former patient, it is reasonable to expect that the more recently a professional relationship ended the less likely it is to be appropriate to begin a personal relationship with the patient." Patient groups welcomed the change, saying it was about time the watchdog moved into "the 21st century".Joyce Robins, of Patient Concern, said: "I don't see any problem with it if they are no longer their doctor.However, what might be interesting to note is that all these guys went on to have serious relationships after me. Maybe we shouldn’t have gotten involved with each other in the first place. It seems like the minute it’s more painful than fun, you get out.I don’t know what to think of that, and maybe I rather not think about it at all. Maybe I shouldn’t have played those stupid games that everyone plays. But, when the pattern repeats itself on numerous occasions, repeats you can’t help but wonder.Anyway, below are the thought process I have held onto that has help me deal with this 3 month cycle of dating: – You can’t make anyone do anything they don’t want to: if someone doesn’t want to be with you there is no convincing him into it.– It’s all about personal growth: whether in or out of an involvement with someone, as long as you’ve grown in some way (together or apart), it was worth it.Various reasons for this, all BS, but reasons nonetheless — or excuses rather.For example some of the breakup excuses have been: this one is one of the cleanest cut ways out.