2009 Sexual and non-sexual boundaries in professional relationships: Principles and teaching guidelines

Maintaining boundaries is necessary for healthy professional relationships, especially when there is a power imbalance between the participants. One is likely to encounter coworkers or clients in the normal course of professional life who they are sexually attracted to, but how these sentiments are handled is regarded as a challenge for the medical field. Finally, it is crucial to think about the potential ramifications of any boundary-crossing decisions, to seek advice from others about proper standard behavior, and to be sincere with ourselves about whose needs are being satisfied.