Trust in the face of intimacy. If clear boundaries are kept, care can be safe

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Trust in the face of intimacy. If clear boundaries are kept, care can be safe

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Professional boundary danger signs include seeing patients at unusual hours, giving a certain patient the last appointment of the day and accepting a patient’s social invitations

We are on our summer break and the editorial office is closed until 14 January. We hope you enjoy this article which is part of Summer Hiatus, an eclectic mix from our archives throughout the year, The Conversation and other publications we share content with. Please note the comment function has been turned off while we are away. Happy reading

FROM THE MEDICAL COUNCIL The doctor–patient relationship is one of the most precious and privileged of all relationships.