Ethics nurses dating patients
Along a continuum of relationship, it is a balance between being over- or under-involved in the patient’s care.
A more extensive treatment of this subject can be found in these posts and podcasts.
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Posts Maintaining Professional Boundaries-Part I Maintaining Professional Boundaries-Part II Podcasts Ethical Boundaries: What Correctional Nurses Need to Know Understanding Professional Boundaries The Nurse’s Guide to Professional Boundaries provides some helpful information for Sheila as she considers Jim’s movie offer.
About a month ago she processed the intake for a former high school friend who, along with several other men, was charged with assault during a barroom brawl that ended with emergency response and several patrons taken to the hospital for stitches.
The 2.4 Interpretive Statement included with Provision 2 of the Code of Ethics for Nurses describes ethical considerations in our relationships with patients and colleagues.
Maintaining a professional relationship keeps the focus therapeutic and committed to the health and wellness needs of the patient.
To the besotted poet, love is intoxicating, exasperating, invigorating.
To the doctor -- if the would-be paramour is a patient -- it's also unethical.Jim and Sheila talked briefly during the intake process and he was in the jail 48 hours.