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A nurse-patient relationship is based on mutual trust and respect. A good nurse-patient relationship contributes to a positive outcome of the patient’s health. But if an RN violated the boundaries of a good nurse-patient relationship, he/she will be in big trouble. But if an RN is involved in such trouble, a nurse attorney will always be willing to help every RN who is facing trouble at work.

At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Wacom, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately one (1) month.

The incident happened on or about August 2018, through September 2018, while employed as an RN and assigned to provide skilled nursing to a patient, the RN has engaged in an intimate relationship with the mother of the patient. The RN’s conduct violated the boundaries of the nurse/client relationship and was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient.

In response to the incident, the RN states at no time did any relationship engaged between the RN and the patient’s mother violate the boundaries of the nurse/patient relationship nor did such relationship prevent him from providing the highest standard of care to the patient.

As a conclusion to the actions made by the RN, wherein the evidence is sufficient and are the basis to the decision made by the Board.  The RN was put into discipline and must comply with the terms agreed by both parties. She failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case and had led to this decision of the Board. An RN should take into consideration that a nurse attorney is a great help to such cases.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.