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Is it acceptable for medical professionals to kiss paediatric patients?
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    Kissing Paediatric Patients

    From the beginnings of our lives as doctors, we are taught about professionalism. Professionalism encourages and enables doctors to maintain focus on the patient's needs and treatment.

    Kissing a child oversteps the boundary of professionalism. Such contact shifts thinking from the patient to the professional and meets the professional's emotional needs rather than the patient's.

    Physical contact with p...

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