Nurse dating patient family
The Hospice RN assists in the development and supervision of the Plan of Care for each of their patients; they visit their patients on a regular basis; perform physical assessments; monitor medications; work closely with the physician & other team members to manage pain and other symptoms; educate & provide compassionate support; help make every day count.
Many nurses who have worked in other settings say that hospice allows them to spend quality time with their patients and families, develop caring relationships and enables them to utilize a great deal more of their professional training.
But it tells them they can date former patients, as long as they give ‘careful consideration’ to certain factors.‘Although it would not be possible to specify a length of time after which it is acceptable to pursue a relationship with a former patient, it is reasonable to expect that the more recently a professional relationship ended the less likely it is to be appropriate to begin a personal relationship with the patient.’ Doctors should only start a relationship with a former patient if they have used their 'professional judgement' to decide if it is appropriate and are still banned from 'improper' relationships with current patients (file picture) Some senior GPs, however, have previously warned that such relationships are always ‘flawed’.
Dr Surendra Kumar, a GP who practises in Widnes, Cheshire, said: ‘Consider the powers of the doctor.
That's how she described the start of their relationship." Dr Churchill, who reported the relationship, said Mr Hyde must have known how vulnerable the woman was and that if the relationship ended it might trigger her to self harm. Panel chairwoman Winsome Levy said the charges had been found proved and members would now consider if Mr Hyde's fitness to practise was impaired.
The guidance, issued yesterday, tells doctors they cannot initiate ‘sexual’ or ‘improper’ relationships with current patients.He is alleged to have conducted an inappropriate relationship with the woman between April and August 2008 which included a sexual relationship.The panel was told they chatted on Facebook, went to a pub and met at the Glastonbury and Summer Solstice festivals."I feel Mr Hyde had abused his position and broke the trust he should have had with his patient," she said.Asked if socialising with patients was inevitable in a small community like Wells, Dr Churchill said: "I understand they started chatting on Facebook so he didn't have to go out to meet her. He was chatting online to her and they arranged to go for a coffee.