My law & ethics teacher explained that the BON pretty much has the liberty to determine what is and isn't unprofessional behavior in both personal and professional facets of our lives.
I'm debating with san RN right now who's sort of verbally abusive when she doesn't agree with you which is fine, I guess. Sort of. lol. Anyway, someone else told her that if she was that way all the time, she's suprised that the BON hasn't been notified at some point of her volatile way of expressing herself.
What does it all mean?! Is the BON that pervasive w/respect to our personal lives..are most states the same on this issue or,
hrrm. I'm not even sure what I'm asking at this point.
I guess I'm just wondering if, if your personality is that abrasive to the point of verbal abuse, can a BON really get involved with this?
What about what we say and do on the internet? I mean, what if I'm having a bad day and I'm a jerk? I guess I'm just wondering exactly what 'unprofessional behavior' means and how it applies to our personal lives. The thought of threatening a nurse with the BON because we don't like her personality makes me feel like I might as well move to Cuba!