It is a sacred relationship and is based on many Vedic principles. The first being that this relationship should run on the principle of detached attachment.
The doctor should be attached to the patient as long as he or she is his patient. Once the patient detaches himself with the doctor, the doctor should also detach with the patient instantly. If a doctor is too much attached to a patient, he will not be able concentrate on his work and resultant anxiety can harm the next patient.
As per the international medical ethics, there should be no personal relationships between a patient and a doctor. If by any chance a person gets attracted to a doctor or vice-versa, the patient doctor relationship should end from the same moment.
It is often said that doctor should not treat their own close relations as there is he is not likely to think of serious or worse outcomes in them and can miss diagnosis.
One should discourage casual consultations as one is likely to miss diagnosis on many occasions. Similarly, no telephonic consultations should be allowed.
Internationally, it is mandatory that a patient should be examined in wearing a paper gown without his or her original clothes. It may be an awkward situation when the patient is doctor’s own relations.