Hypothetical Situation

  1. 0 You're a nurse. You are told a scenario as follows:

    A coworker at a Children's hospital spends a few weeks caring for a sick child as primary nurse. Child is eventually discharged to home with home health referral. Same nurse is asked by mother to serve as nurse for child at home. Nurse agrees.

    Weeks pass. Nurse's wife comes to hospital, furious. Describes situation where nurse and mother of patient have been engaged in a sexual relationship. Another gossiper implies that nurse and mother spend his shifts drinking adult beverages, and etc. at home of child. Wife files for divorce. Nurse tells mother of child that he can no longer have relationship or serve as nurse for child. Mother of child threatens to contact board of nursing.

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    *The above scenario is probably hypothetical.
  2. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page

    About Bortaz, RN, ADN

    Bortaz, RN has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'NICU, Clinical Documentation Specialist'. From 'Texas'; 46 Years Old; Joined Jun '08; Posts: 2,855; Likes: 5,151.

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  3. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Said nurse is in a LOT of trouble.
    Carrie RN, Rose_Queen, RunBabyRN, and 4 others like this.
  4. Visit  IrishIzRN profile page
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    Sounds like a big mess.

    If nurse was cheating on wife...he's an ass.

    I'm not sure what it has to do with the continued care of the child and the BON. Now if the time was billed to insurance and instead if caring for child nurse and mom were knocking boots...that's gonna be an issue for more than just BON.
    SoldierNurse22 likes this.
  5. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Nurse should not have been having an affair with the mother of one of his patients nor should he have been drinking while on the job.
    Rose_Queen, RunBabyRN, poppycat, and 3 others like this.
  6. Visit  Here.I.Stand profile page
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    Sex and alcohol during a shift...can't imagine that looks too good.
    Rose_Queen, RunBabyRN, poppycat, and 4 others like this.
  7. Visit  kp1987 profile page
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    How come your asking about a "hypothetical" situation? Hahahaha.
  8. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
    4
    So I can get some hypothetical answers.
  9. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Answers to what? What the nurse did was wrong.
  10. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    It's pretty simple. If you're not interested in the discussion, go back to Pinterest or whatever holds your interest. I was simply wanting some discussion and opinions on this particular (probably hypothetical) situation.
  11. Visit  jadelpn profile page
    3
    First off, this is not meant as any legal advice, per TOS, just some thoughts regarding OP's "hypothetical" situation--

    Said nurse could be considered having a "conflict of interest" by taking said assignment to begin with. Most facilities have strict rules on that. If the unit nurse moonlights as a home health nurse, then that could be different--however, seems like the home health "needs" were in part being covered by a private duty nurse (nurse in question). That doesn't make sense to me--

    However, call me jaded, but seems as if this was a convenient excuse to have an affair--"come be my kid's--ahem--nurse...private duty!!" What a convenient way to get out of the house, be somewhere you are supposed to be, and no one is the wiser. And no matter how much someone is a liar, it takes proof to go to the BON--and if there is no paperwork, no re-imbursement from insurance, etc and this was just a tall tale to have an affair, then being unsavory may not make a great nurse, however, it would be a hard sell to the BON.

    This is all based on complete gossip and hear-say. No one can prove anyone was having an affair. But the holes in this are was the nurse employed by an agency? Or was the nurse doing this out of the kindness of his heart? (<---slight sarcasm).

    Sounds to me, if something did take place--and again, the dynamics are unclear, and who knows what actually happend-- said nurse had little boundries, got caught up with Mom of child, inappropriate emotions ran wild, "I have to see you again" stuff, "I am married"----"Hey YOUUUUU could be the nurse and come to the house" and then it went on from there. Wife could have questioned why there was no extra paycheck. Again, this all has to be proven.

    This nurse could lose his job on the fact that he could have violated a policy of the facility in which he works. If one can prove that he did so. Otherwise, it is all hear-say, and no one knows what actually happend in the home.

    I just hope the kid was taken care of appropriately, by someone who put the needs of the patient before any other wants/needs...
    Last edit by jadelpn on Jan 6, '14
  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    You're a nurse. You are told a scenario as follows:

    A coworker at a Children's hospital spends a few weeks caring for a sick child as primary nurse. Child is eventually discharged to home with home health referral. Same nurse is asked by mother to serve as nurse for child at home. Nurse agrees.

    Weeks pass. Nurse's wife comes to hospital, furious. Describes situation where nurse and mother of patient have been engaged in a sexual relationship. Another gossiper implies that nurse and mother spend his shifts drinking adult beverages, and etc. at home of child. Wife files for divorce. Nurse tells mother of child that he can no longer have relationship or serve as nurse for child. Mother of child threatens to contact board of nursing.

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    *The above scenario is probably hypothetical.
    My Grandma always said...Never eat where you go to the bathroom.

    Never mix business and pleasure. This is wrong on so many levels. Don't have an affair. I have a real thing about infidelity. If you want to mess around get out of the marriage. If they want to have an affair find someone who doesn't have a sick child and an attachment to them as the "nurse". Don't drink "on duty" unless you are a prostitute or professinal escort.

    Looks like the nurse in question...if this all can be proved may lose their wife, mistress and license all in one feel swoop. Well done! I hope it was worth it.
    bebbercorn, Wise Woman RN, poppycat, and 6 others like this.
  13. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
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    What a mess! The nurse may have has good intentions when they originally agreed to care for the child at home. Perhaps not. All I know is that if they were drinking while on duty or diddling the Mom while billing some insurance they could be facing some serious legal issues.
  14. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
    2
    Time for that nurse to lawyer up and do it now.
    poppycat and Bortaz, RN like this.

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