Nurses dating their patients
Don’t document suspicions or hearsay.” Everything documented should be objective; use direct quotes whenever possible.
Documenting something that’s subjective or not a direct quote can put the writer at risk for a defamation action if the information isn’t true or accurate.
Home health nurses may help patients with tasks outside their job description, such as washing dishes or doing laundry.
A hospital-employed nurse may visit a former patient after discharge to check on his or her progress.
Boundary crossing: Caution The NCSBN defines a boundary crossing as a decision to deviate from an established boundary for a therapeutic purpose.
But seemingly trivial boundary crossings sometimes lead to more troublesome unprofessional behaviors.
Currently, she works at one of the leading children’s hospitals in the country in the NICU, PICU, and CICU, as well as working as a Certified Breastfeeding Consultant.
At best, nurses and patients develop a special bond based on trust, compassion, and mutual respect.
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