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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2002 Sep;25(3):585-92.

Non-sexual boundary crossings and boundary violations: the ethical dimension.

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Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School, 74 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115, USA. gutheilTG@cs.com

Abstract

The ethical principles relative to nonsexual boundary issues derive from the first principle of respect for the dignity of the patient. Using a case vignette, the authors have explored the mutual derivation and inter-relations of these principles, with clinical approaches to patient care. Clinicians should be aware of the ethical underpinnings of sound therapeutic techniques that manifest respect for the patient.

PMID:
12232972
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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