Nurse dating patients

29-Aug-2019 04:56

So, what's allowed and what's not when it comes to professional relationships turned personal for There are several things to take into account in determining the appropriateness of taking a patient relationship beyond clinic or hospital walls.First and foremost, the question to ask is "Is this a former or current patient? Nurse practitioners should never date current patients.Minor boundary crossings are generally acceptable when performed for a patient’s well-being. Throughout my years as a nurse practitioner it has happened to me a time or two.

The nurse has influence, access to information, and specialized knowledge and skills.

Nurses have the competencies to develop a therapeutic relationship and set appropriate boundaries with their clients.

Nurses who put their personal needs ahead of their clients' needs misuse their power.

Typically, the gesture comes in the form of an inappropriate comment which I choose to ignore or express distaste at depending on the situation.

Once, a patient even went so far as to deliver a note asking me on a date to the front desk of the walk-in clinic where I was working at the time. While I've never been on the receiving end of a romantic gesture from a patient I've been tempted to reciprocate, the situation does happen-more than you would think.

The nurse has influence, access to information, and specialized knowledge and skills.

Nurses have the competencies to develop a therapeutic relationship and set appropriate boundaries with their clients.

Nurses who put their personal needs ahead of their clients' needs misuse their power.

Typically, the gesture comes in the form of an inappropriate comment which I choose to ignore or express distaste at depending on the situation.

Once, a patient even went so far as to deliver a note asking me on a date to the front desk of the walk-in clinic where I was working at the time. While I've never been on the receiving end of a romantic gesture from a patient I've been tempted to reciprocate, the situation does happen-more than you would think.

Dr Muriel Churchill, who treated the patient after the relationship with Mr Hyde, said she was vulnerable with a long history of self harm which was often prompted by the breakdown of relationships.