Do you "friend" your pts on Facebook??? - Page 3Register Today!
- Apr 25, '12 by BA.LVNI wouldn't do it while you are on the job/case or still employed. While on a case, I knew my pt had FB, but we both respected each other's boundaries and never added each other. Once I was off the case for awhile, and no longer employed by that agency, my pt friend requested me. Of course I was hesitant, but I accepted. I'm still not employed by that agency, am actually a stay at home mom now, and no longer even on facebook. But I agree with the others, I would not accept a request or friend request while working for that client.
- May 7 by LPN4life2004To be honest I take this even one step further. I have heard mention of nurses giving clients their cell numbers. I know not everyone can help this, but I don't even give clients my cell number. I have an agency, so if they need to get ahold of me they can contact them. I used to give out my number until I had a clients family that started to borderline harass me nonstop about different things and started to call me even on my day off. I quit that client and never gave out my number again. I can't stress enough about maintaining professional distance.
- May 7 by marycarneyThe ONLY home care client I have a facebook / non-work relationship with is the one I no longer work for because their child no longer needs nursing care. I also no longer do home care- so the professional 'boundary' no longer even exists.
For this particular situation, it allows me to keep in touch with a family I cared a lot for after they moved from the area.
That is the ONLY situation I would even consider having this type of online 'relationship'.
- May 10 by KATRN78I wouldn't do it. Professional-KatRN78 is a totally different person/personality from Off-duty-KatRN78 and neither of us have Facebook anyway. (Facebook was not enriching my life in anyway... so had to terminate my account).