Is dating or flirting with an another nurse or patient is acceptable? - page 4

by Beautifulvirgo

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Not in the nursing program yet, from experience when i was volunteering at a hospital dudes was flirting with me and a patient even took me on a date, so in the nursing field is flirting or even dating is acceptable with an... Read More


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    Just a quick staff reminder to stay on topic and not redirect the thread to discussion about TV medical dramas. This post is about the appropriateness of dating a patient or coworker. A few off topic posts have been removed. Thank you.
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    There's a saying: There may be many fish in the sea, but don't fish off the company pier.
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    If you want to know how to keep your name clean, in any job, go to work and do your job! Don't worry about social stuff.

    The patient thing seems like a no-brainer to me. Socializing with coworkers (and I mean non-dating socializing), that will probably be up to you. But take caution! If you want to go to the club with coworkers, just know that there will be a chance that everyone at work will know what happened the next day. I don't hang out with coworkers as a general rule. I have had a few exceptions, but these were people that I had a good connection with and I usually didn't hang out with them until we had worked together for some time.
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    Plain and Simple No, Besides why would you even want to date an old patient.. It's not worth it..
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    It's interesting that wanting to be a nurse and realizing how rigorous it is to get in, and the hard work that is needed to get through the program, that you would be concerned with dating other nurses or patients. Dating patients is absolutely unethical which it seems that perhaps you do not have a full understanding of. You should consider your priorities and maybe wait a bit before you apply. Give yourself a chance to mature and work on your communication skills. I wish you luck

    2daag
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    Quote from 2dogsandaguy
    It's interesting that wanting to be a nurse and realizing how rigorous it is to get in, and the hard work that is needed to get through the program, that you would be concerned with dating other nurses or patients. Dating patients is absolutely unethical which it seems that perhaps you do not have a full understanding of. You should consider your priorities and maybe wait a bit before you apply. Give yourself a chance to mature and work on your communication skills. I wish you luck

    2daag
    I don't necessarily think it's an inappropriate question. The reality is that there will be patients and/or other nurses that will flirt with the OP. The OP can't control that. So better the OP know from the get-go about the ethics and downsides of those actions, so they can preserve their own integrity and professionalism.

    Otherwise the OP could find themselves in trouble with employers for crossing boundaries they may have thought were acceptable. And of course, with the way flirting can work, the OP could end up falling hard and "following their heart"...which can be asking for trouble because as it's been proven many times in history, the heart--as well as select other organs--are often incapable of thinking.
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    Hey there,

    Thanks for responding to my post. Perhaps you should re-read as I did not say it was an inappropriate question. The behavior is inappropriate period.

    2daag
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    Quote from 2dogsandaguy
    Hey there,

    Thanks for responding to my post. Perhaps you should re-read as I did not say it was an inappropriate question. The behavior is inappropriate period.

    2daag
    I never said that you thought it was an inappropriate question...but the question does deal with the behavior.

    I just hope the OP gets the message in this thread that we're all trying to tell him/her.


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