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I was recently pulled to another unit. One of the patients on the floor is young and had no family or friends with her during her delivery and she stated that they likely won't be around until after she is discharged. She's adorable and incredibly shy/sweet. I've been thinking about this girl ever since (if she were my daughter, I'd hope that someone would take time out of their day to be with her!). I'd like to stop by and visit her on my day off before she is discharged. She wasn't my patient and she's not on my usual unit-is it still crossing the line? I've never felt such a need to offer support before so I'm definitely in uncharted territory. Thanks in advance.

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A client on a unit that is not your regular unit, making a special trip on your day off to visit? Big time boundary violations. Don't do it.

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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I was recently pulled to another unit. One of the patients on the floor...I'd like to stop by and visit her on my day off before she is discharged.

As nurses we empathize with our patients and want to give them a little lift when we can. It's okay within the boundaries of your professional relationship to have a friendly visit the patient as a nurse, but on your day off is pushing those boundaries.

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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Agree with elkpark; stop it.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Day off is definitely crossing boundaries. Refer to social work for support

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