A term for professional doctor-patient or therapist-client relationships. Ethical standards regarding privacy o record and treatment are high and are designed to keep confidentiality at the forefront.

PROTECTED RELATIONSHIPS: "The relationship between Amanda and her doctor was a protected relationship her doctor took very seriously."
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