Do you ever get requests to provide medical treatment for friends, family, or staff? Many providers get that on a regular basis, in the office, and at social and sports events. But the question is, should you?
This episode of the NP Business Matters podcast was inspired by an NPBO™ Member who was looking for a policy on treating staff in her practice. This question comes up not infrequently on social media as well.
The answer to this question is not easy and one needs to take into consideration the ethical and legal implications of doing so.
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- The Joys and Dangers of doctors treating family and friends
- Treating Employees, Family, and Yourself
- AMA Code of Ethics on Treating Self or Family
- ANA Code of Ethics
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Do you treat friends, family, and staff? What about treating yourself? Have you had problems with that? Are your policies in place? What are your thoughts – yes or no?