Quote from mattsmom81
This troubled me some, but not so much as when she bragged to me she was in the family will. She will receive a house and trust funds in return for caring for the patient, when the parents die.
Did you report your concerns in writing to nursing administration at the agency?
If not, I would suggest you do so TOMORROW as it is their responsibility to ensure an ethical employment relationship exists and provide supervision to the nurse.
It just may be that the parents have decided in case of their deaths that this nurse become patients guardian due to this nurses "devotion" to their child.
However, I'd be concerned re "undue influence" if another family member got wind of this and decided to contest arrangements. It is NOT the norm, but certainly not unheard of. Grey area in SBON mind as long as no improper care provided, will not get involved.
Biggest issue: one nurses over-involvement with the family driving away other nurses from providing competent care------- agency doing nothing about it.
If you get no satisfaction from administration, time to QUICKLY move to another agency. I caution that you may be seen as upsetting the apple cart as case probably bringing in $$$ agency income, especially if private pay status. Not all places are ethical.