Professional Boundaries in the Nurse/Patient Relationship

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Essay #: 067159
Total text length is 7,087 characters (approximately 4.9 pages).

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Professional Boundaries in the Nurse/Patient Relationship
1. What boundary did John cross? And why?
John crossed the boundary of a professional relationship with his client. He crossed the boundary of a professional relationship by making an unscheduled visit to Susan and offering to take her for and drive. John crossed the boundary again by offering to take her for a walk after she refused to go for a ride with him. He persisted in developing a non-therapeutic relationship with her and sent her a teddy bear with an invitation to dinner. According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2011a) professional boundaries shall be observed and established with a patient that a licensed nurse has a nurse/patient relationship with. This means that...
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.....ill have the opportunity to determine the truth and validity of the allegations in the adjudicatory hearing when I file a complaint.
References
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2011a). 244 CMR 9.00: Standards of Conduct. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/regs/244cmr009.pdf
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2011b).244 CMR 3.00: Registered nurse and licensed practical nurse. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/regs/244cmr003.pdf
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2011c).244 CMR 5.00: Continuing education. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/regs/244cmr005.pdf
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2011d). 244 CMR 7.00: Action on complaints. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/Eeohhs2/docs/dph/regs/244cmr007.pdf