Unfortunately, I can give no more specific answer than I have.
The AMA is the one that decides ethical issues of this nature.
They published an article called Opinion 8.145 Sexual or romantic relations between physicians and key third parties. In one example, if you are a pediatrician working with a 3 year old child, dating that child's mother is going to probably cross the line if the relationship was developed based on the treatment.
The main issue, as always, is refraining from sexual or romantic relationships when it is based on 'the use or exploitation of trust, knowledge, influence, or emotions derived from a professional relationship.' The situation is the patient is fully capable of making all their own medical decisions, the daughter is simply moral support throughout hospital stay but is health care proxy in event of unforeseen situation. So can the daughter date the surgeon without any legal or professional ramifications to the physician?
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