I have a friend who recently had a very serious surgery. When she woke up the NP who was checking on her was in the room. The NP and the pt (my friend) went to high school together over 10 yrs ago at which time the NP had accused the pt of "trying to steal her man (now husband)" which led to several arguments as well as a physical altercation. The NP is now using her power to withhold pain medication, refusing to return her calls and telling any provider the pt sees that she is a drug seeker even down to the pharmacists, which is disgusting to know. The question is, Should the NP have the responsibility to pass the case on to someone else and admit there is a conflict of interest? I'm just curious about other peoples opinions. Thanks!