So I have read through various threads on here about being "friends" with your patients on facebook but not from any who work in private duty. I would like to know what is your take on this issue. It my opinion the situation is a little different than meds-surge since we are often in these patients home Monday-Friday for several hours out of the day. My patient is 2 years old so dont really have an issue with becoming "friends" but have heard of nurses becoming "friends" with the patients family (i.e mom, dad, aunt, uncle). I think its important to keep that professional boundary but can see how easy it is to become friends with the family when you've been on a case several years. What do you think? Can you maintain a professional boundary with your patient but not the family?