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Can healthcare professionals (HCPs) date patients? The simple answer is: no. The complex answer is: maybe, it depends. To a HCP – if the lover is a patient – it can be complex and unethical. But, should society be more liberal to this? MIMS Today sits down with a few experts to discuss this issue.


In our Part III of the series, we look into the future growth of technology in the healthcare industry – and how will the investment in this industry turn out.


In our Part II of this series, we examine the current steps being taken to make the healthcare industry more efficient. But, will it really work and what will it mean for healthcare professionals?


In Part I of this series, we took Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan’s new alliance to highlight the current state of the healthcare industry. Has it reached such a point, where players from other industries find the need to intervene?


Facial transplantations have given the handful of patients with badly disfigured faces a new lease on life, ever since its first historical inception in 2005. It is not without complications and definitely not without failures. However, with technology revolutionising the development, such as having a 3D-printed mask for the dying or deceased, it is hoped that this will encourage more face donors to come forward.


Prazosin has been well-established as an effective drug in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But, does a failed clinical trial mean that a cloudy future looms ahead for this deemed wonder drug?


A recent US study found partially disintegrated insulin from retail pharmacies, prompting serious inquiry into the quality control and cold-chain management. Critics were unconvinced, however, by the shortcoming in the research methodology.


New investigation results have revealed tampering to be the most likely cause behind the hospitalisation of seven individuals, who fell ill after consuming a local instant coffee.


Californian residents may soon expect their morning cup of Joe to be served with a cancer-warning label. Is this an example to follow? Do coffee drinkers need to see this as a serious cause for alarm? Or is it time to bid goodbye to the cuppa coffee?


The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has cautioned the public regarding the prescription drug, modafinil – in light of a recent case reported to the agency – of a woman developing life-threatening skin condition, after consuming the "smart drug".


Since the past few decades, researchers have attempted to investigate the link between cell phone radiation and health hazards. While the link between the two remains controversial, recent study findings could potentially re-ignite the issue.
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To love or not to love: Debating a romantic HCP-patient relationship

Can healthcare professionals (HCPs) date patients? The simple answer is: no. The complex answer is: maybe, it depends. To a HCP – if the lover is a patient – it can be complex and unethical. But, should society be more liberal to this? MIMS Today sits down with a few experts to discuss this issue.