Dating Patients - page 16
by bobnurse | 69,942 Views | 152 Comments
Anyone here ever date/go out/marry a patient. I personally have never done it, but have seen it happen....i recall one time a male nurse dated a patients daughter...We got her on our floor one day after she attempted suicide, he... Read More
- 0Jul 12, '12 by tara07733It's so funny that you ask this. A few nights ago I was watching a new hospital 'reality' show. There was a segment where an attractive nurse was treating a guy. She was going to check his BP and the guy made a comment, something like her being attractive and affecting his BP or something (gag!). Days after he was released he came back to the hospital with a dozen flowers in tow to ask the nurse --during her shift--if she wanted to go on a date with her. This was all on camera and I thought the whole thing was so inappropriate. I'm not even a nursing student yet and I could still see how outsiders could look at that and think certain things about nurses (not that it would be true). Of course I take reality TV with a grain of salt but for some reason this annoyed me. I'm sure people have hooked up with healthcare workers in the past and i have no problem with that whatsoever. But it all seemed unprofessional.
- 0Jul 12, '12 by Asystole RN, BSN, RNQuote from smartnurse1982Dating patients is extremely unprofessional. In my state they have and do strongly discipline nurses for this. You are in a place of authority over a vulnerable person. Taking advantage of the nurse-patient relationship and dating a patient is a form of sexual predation.How? I see anything about dating patients in the nurse practice act. I don't see anything on the Nj state Bon website.I'm thinking maybe its more of an ethical dilemma?But yeah,it does seem kinda gross when I think about it.
To even seriously consider dating a patient demonstrates a profound lack of moral fidelity. Call your BON and ask them what they think about it and post it here.
Stop seeing the patient immediately.
- 0Aug 9, '12 by scimajorNever thought I would ever find any patient attractive.
A couple nights ago I did have a very pleasant admit on a nerdy (my kind of cute) younger patients. I very rarely like admit but with most questions he would have a story or two some about people that we both knew (former patient and his wife/new coworker) and about life in general, his nephews, strokes-his and my moms came up when I told him that I understood his frustration and that things do get worse when your exhausted. Also just in doing his physical assessment his wanting kids in the future came up, being able to relate to their acne. The whole night I did his assessment, a bedside swallow, the history/meds, vs x2, nuero check and got him a scrub top (totally against the rule by the way but I will do it for any patient no just the cute ones).
Anyway did I say anything to him that I thought he was cute no, will I do anything to pursue this, no. Would I object if I ran into him outside of the hospital a bit down the road, no, would I immediately have a physical reationship, no not with anyone.Last edit by scimajor on Aug 9, '12 : Reason: re word