In a Nurse-Patient relationship, there are boundaries that are set to avoid misunderstanding and to avoid personal feelings or emotions involved during treatment. It is also on the part of the nurses to be nice and kind to their patients to avoid emotional distress. But if you are found to be in arguments with a patient, you just need to be prepared in case a complaint or summon from the Texas Board of Nursing will happen. Being prepared means having a Texas nurse attorney as your legal counsel to represent you before the Board.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and seven (7) months.
On or about February 4, 2019, the RN became very argumentative and aggressive with a Patient and called the patient a liar. The RN’s conduct violated the boundaries of the nurse-client relationship and was likely to cause emotional injury to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response, the RN states patient accused her of denying her pain medication, of being a liar, and told the charge nurse. The RN had “gotten in her face.” According to the RN, at this time the RN said to the patient, “you are the one lying.” The RN states she never got in this patient’s face. According to the RN, the patient alleges that this interaction is when she was aggressive and argumentative with her causing her to be “concerned for her safety.” In retrospect, the RN explains she agrees she was argumentative but only in defending herself. The RN wishes this situation could have been handled differently. The RN States this was a learning lesson on dealing with conflict for her and the lesson has been learned.
Due to the RN’s unprofessional conduct, the Board has decided to set disciplinary action against the RN. Having to deal with such matter is never easy if you are alone fighting the case. It will be easy and surely will have a different result that is in favor of you, if you have hired a nurse attorney prior to facing the Board and before the hearing starts.
If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.