What should GPs be doing about chaperones?

Oliver Van Hecke, Kay Margaret Jones

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    Abstract

    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 languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)589 - 590
    Number of pages2
    JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
    Volume64
    Issue number628
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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