The quality of the patient–physician relationship is important to both parties.The relationship is one that is built in terms of mutual respect, knowledge, trust.In the event the patient is a minor, the explanation shall be given to the parent or legal guardian.The chiropractic physician must ensure that the patient comprehends the necessity for such examination; Making sexual comments about a patient's body or underclothing, making sexualized or sexually demeaning comments to a patient, criticizing the patient's sexual orientation, or making comments about potential sexual performance; The initiation of, consent to, or participation in sexual misconduct with a chiropractic physician by a patient does not change the nature of the conduct or negate the prohibitions contained in this rule.Toronto psychiatrist Nagi Ghabbour may become the first physician in the province to have his licence yanked for becoming romantically involved with a former patient too soon after the end of the doctor-patient relationship.Should a psychiatrist who began dating his patient shortly after they stopped seeing each other professionally be allowed to keep his licence?
Under proposed legislation, known as Bill 87, announced last year a person is still considered a “patient” for the purpose of the new rules for one year after they stop seeing the physician.
Additionally, the doctor and patient's values and perspectives about disease, life, and time available play a role in building up this relationship.
A strong relationship between the doctor and patient will lead to frequent, quality information about the patient's disease.
That’s the question before a discipline panel of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which must determine if Toronto doctor Nagi Ghabbour should become the first physician in the province to have his licence yanked for becoming romantically involved with a former patient too soon after the end of the doctor-patient relationship.
The penalty of revocation is “appropriate and necessary to protect the public and ensure that public trust in the profession is maintained and that public trust in the regulator is maintained,” college lawyer Elisabeth Widner told the five-member panel Wednesday.