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Grateful patients sometimes give their doctors gifts, a seemingly simple but well-thought-out act that can pose complex problems in their relationship. There are no definitive regulations regarding the acceptance of gifts from patients. and there are opposing views. Some believe that doctors should never accept gifts because they could influence the type and degree of care or weaken the fiduciary relationship. Others believe that accepting gifts in certain circumstances allows patients to express gratitude and strengthens the doctor-patient bond. It is worth examining the ethical arguments on both sides