Has anyone had the experience of knowing a patient on their unit?

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by njmonsterboi80 njmonsterboi80, BSN Member

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 16 years experience.

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TopazStone

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It happens to me a lot and as the only scheduled nurse, I can't avoid caring for them. I do inform my supervisor and reassure the person that everything is confidential and will remain so. I do have the option of trading sites with another nurse but the client is usually receptive to having me as a provider. I even had this happen when I worked in another county! A friend's daughter was on my unit and she recognized me. After I ran down the confidentiality laws with her, she was accepting of my care too.

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