Dating Patients

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    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 had cheated on her.

    Another employee dated a patient and married them........They both were married prior.......

    Just curious if anyone else has seen this
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    Were there any consequences for that male nurse?
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    Date who?!

    I once had a patient's son bring me gifts that I had to politely refuse each time.

    That's just too creepy.
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    I hope not as far as his work environment. He may be scum for cheating, but that is not relevant to work.


    Unless it was in conjunction with violence.
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    Were there any consequences for that male nurse?
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    All kinds of things happen in this crazy world of our. Teachers date students, doctors date nurses, bosses date employees, and nurses date patients. I slept with my history profressor once, (when I was 20, young and cute) after the class ended.

    I don't think it's all that common however. If it is, people are wisely keeping it discreet. I've never seen it happen.
    Last edit by 3rdShiftGuy on Jan 5, '05
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    We have a couple of RN's on our unit who fell for each other. They are the cutest couple ever!!

    I once dated someone in a different department...VERY awkward when it was over.

    Sorry to get off topic. This thread was about dating patients.........
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    Quote from bsnrnoh
    I hope not as far as his work environment. He may be scum for cheating, but that is not relevant to work.


    Unless it was in conjunction with violence.

    I'm not sure what the policy over there is but here we can't date a pt or any of their family members for a period of time after care has been terminated. That's what i meant by consequences.

    Reason being the family of the pt may be suffering and unstable as a result of their loved ones illness (plus other reasons)...hence the time restriction. Sounds like the pt's daughter was obviously pretty unstable so I'm curious how long he waited until he dated her.
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    Quote from z's playa
    I'm not sure what the policy over there is but here we can't date a pt or any of their family members for a period of time after care has been terminated. That's what i meant by consequences.

    Reason being the family of the pt may be suffering and unstable as a result of their loved ones illness (plus other reasons)...hence the time restriction. Sounds like the pt's daughter was obviously pretty unstable so I'm curious how long he waited until he dated her.
    She was a patient for a week or so, and i think he started dating her the last few days she was there. And No, nothing happened to him....It was a bit awkward........But nothing happened to him as far as disciplinary action.

    As far as dating amongst nurses........Its rampant here.......People date each other, cheat on each other.........Theres some virus going around........
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    Quote from bobnurse
    She was a patient for a week or so, and i think he started dating her the last few days she was there. And No, nothing happened to him....It was a bit awkward........But nothing happened to him as far as disciplinary action.

    As far as dating amongst nurses........Its rampant here.......People date each other, cheat on each other.........Theres some virus going around........

    .....virus.......
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    Sorry misunderstood. Have been married my entire nursing career so I have never bothered to look at work policies on dating.
    Quote from z's playa
    I'm not sure what the policy over there is but here we can't date a pt or any of their family members for a period of time after care has been terminated. That's what i meant by consequences.

    Reason being the family of the pt may be suffering and unstable as a result of their loved ones illness (plus other reasons)...hence the time restriction. Sounds like the pt's daughter was obviously pretty unstable so I'm curious how long he waited until he dated her.


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