Has anyone else seen this happen in their class?
One of the student government leaders of my class is dating a patient she met this semester. Myself and seven other students were recently in a case management project group with her, and when we all met in the library to work on the project, she brought the recently discharged patient with her! It left a bad taste in my mouth.
I didn't ask any questions, but she must have exchanged numbers and more while in the hospital setting. A lot of students in the class think they are a cute couple. IMO, that's so unethical on many grounds!
What are your thoughts on this??
May 1, '04
According to our BON, if they started a relationship after their nurse patient relationship was over and they are both adults, it's their business and no one else's.
I think you are also assuming a lot about the situation. You don't know how the relationship started exactly and you are assuming there is always a power differential between nurse and patient. That's a traditional view, but not always the case.
Last edit by fergus51 on May 1, '04