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© 2014, Royal College of General Practitioners. All rights reserved. Trust remains the cornerstone of the relationship between a GP and patient. If a GP should use words or actions of a sexual nature with a patient in the context of the consultation, a professional boundary may have been crossed and the inherent trust between doctor and patient may have been compromised. 1 In this unique clinical environment, both patient and GP are vulnerable. Failure to address this issue can have life-changing repercussions for one or both parties.

Original publication

DOI

10.3399/bjgp14X682489

Type

Journal article

Journal

British Journal of General Practice

Publication Date

01/01/2014

Volume

64

Pages

589 - 590