Sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship : a resource for doctors
The Medical Council of New Zealand is the organisation in New Zealand responsible under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, to protect the health and safety of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that doctors are competent and fit to practise medicine. The Council's objective in this publication is to assist you by detailing and explaining your professional and ethical responsibilities to maintain sexual boundaries with patients. It gives guidance on how to do this, and what to do if you feel that you or a peer may breach sexual boundaries
Print Book, English, 
Medical Council of New Zealand, Wellington [N.Z.], 
20 pages ; 21 cm
What is considered a breach of sexual boundaries?
Why does Council have a zero-tolerance position?
Doctor's responsibilities to maintain sexual boundaries
Mechanisms to assist maintenance of sexual boundaries
What to do if you feel boundaries are threatened
Your duty to notify
Applications for re-registration
Conditions on practice
Sexual relationships with former patients
Sexual relationships with family members of patients
When another person is present during a consultation
Definition and role of the third person
Support person for the patient
Observer for the doctor
Students or trainees
Principles of the process
What if the patient or doctor refuses to have the nominated third person?
"Updated October 2006"--Colophon
Updated 2006. Rev. ed.: 2004