Florence Nightingale Syndrome

A term of questionable usefulness defined as either a situation in which
(1) a romantic attraction or bond develops between patient and caregiver and is the direct result of the caregiving experience, or
(2) a person's self image is that of a healer of others' pain
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Corporal Carl Thomas, 30, from Liverpool, said: "I'm happy for them - obviously the Florence Nightingale syndrome is still around these days."
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