An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that the RN from El Paso committed on March 13, 2015, was one of those examples.
On or about the said date, while employed as a staff nurse in a healthcare facility in El Paso, the RN violated professional boundaries by having a personal relationship with her patient. The relationship includes numerous occasions of socializing with the patient in public and driving the patient to a bowling alley, store, and to doctor appointments, as well as picked up the patient’s children from school.
The RN also discussed personal information about her partner to the patient. This action done by the RN could injure the patient in that boundary violations can cause delayed distress for the patient which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side. She admits to developing a personal relationship with the patient and driving patient to the store and bowling alley, as well as picking up the patient’s children from school and discussing personal information about her and her partner.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor outside or during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.