I am interested in collecting ideas of how to respond to a patient when you feel that a boundary is being crossed. For example, I had a patient as me to go out for coffee after he was discharged and I was not prepared how to answer this question. I simply stated that my governing body did not allow for this type of interaction.
Any phrases that work for anyone would be very helpful so that I am prepared to respond appropriately in the future.
Jan 24, '05
You could say something like, "thank you I'm flattered, but as a professional, it would be unethical for me to go out with you under any circumstances."
I've had to turn down gifts in the past. Gifts that were way over the line. Once was a cash gift, another time, jewelry. I felt so bad. I knew these families want to show their appreciation so I recommended they bring a box of chocolates for everyone.
Don't know what youcould recommend to this patient. Maybe the personal ads?! :chuckle j/k
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Last edit by begalli on Jan 24, '05