You are a busy pediatrician in the city. 6 year old John has been your patient for past 3 years. John’s mother Mary brings him to your office for a recent upper respiratory infection. You treat John appropriately but he gets to be admitted to the hospital for serious pneumonia. You continue to treat John at the hospital. One evening Marissa calls you and requests that you go out for dinner with her because she is feeling so alone and has been getting quite attached to you. Which of the following is most appropriate statement?
A) You can go out with Mary because she is not your patient and you have never treated her in the past
B) You may want to avoid going out with her because she might cling to you later on
C) You should avoid relationship with her because there is potential for adverse effects on professional judgment and family member behavior concerning the patient’s health.
D) You should consult your colleague to take his advise on this issue