Jump to content

PDN...Facebook friend??

Private Duty   (3,435 Views 18 Comments)
by Ms_Bee Ms_Bee (Member)

1,237 Profile Views; 24 Posts

advertisement

You are reading page 2 of PDN...Facebook friend??. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

SDALPN specializes in Peds(PICU, NICU float), PDN, ICU.

997 Posts; 16,133 Profile Views

Bad idea. Plain and simple.

However, there is one situation I could see that would be an exception. Say you took care of a patient for a few years a long time ago. You and the family live near each other. At some point you run in to each other years later, maybe while participating in a hobby or something. You then become friends. Then I could see it being possible to "friend" them. But at that point there would be no professional relationship or potential for it to reoccur.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

24 Posts; 1,237 Profile Views

Kyasi-Thats a huge liability!! And what a touch situation to be involved in but I think you did very well. Your main priority was your patient and once tended to you then if needed you could tend to the mother. I agree its a very very fine line sometimes...

PsychNurseWannaBe- Very nice and simply put!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

202 Posts; 3,677 Profile Views

Just to emphasize, I no longer take care of this child or work for the agency that handles her case and have not for over 6 yrs. So any relationship I now have with mom is completely outside of any policy/agency constraints. She does live in another city but we do try to get together once a year or so. I never socialized or went anywhere with her during the many years I was employed and her child was my patient. So I'm not sure where the huge liability is?? Also, to clarify, I made sure the clinical director of the agency was aware of the issues in the home and although I was supportive of her mother, if I thought the patient was being neglected in any way during her crisis, I would have reported that.

Edited by Kyasi

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LevitateMe has 14+ years experience.

108 Posts; 4,756 Profile Views

Absofreakinlutely not! My patients mom and sisters sit on fb all day and when they ask me if I have a fb I just say no. I also keep my fb private without a terribly recognizable picture, but even if I got a request I doesn't want I would just not respond and if they asked I would just tell them its not mine our the truth that I keep my fb just for personal friends. I can't see any scenario where that would be a good idea. Imo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

24 Posts; 1,237 Profile Views

Kyasi- The liability I was talking about was about transporting the patient...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

202 Posts; 3,677 Profile Views

Oh, got you. Thanks for clarifying Ms Bee.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing 0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×