Ethics nurses dating patients
“We have received some very disturbing complaints about physicians showing favoritism to certain nurses, or nurses and physicians carrying on tense and destructive interactions following romantic relationships that went sour,” the hospital president, Dr. “Such issues corrode collegial relationships and teamwork, and, ultimately, it’s the patients who suffer.
That’s unacceptable if we are committed to putting patient care first, not to mention the morale of our employees and the standard of professionalism that we want to maintain.” Dr.
First and foremost, the question to ask is "Is this a former or current patient? Nurse practitioners should never date current patients.
In some cases, however, a romantic relationship with a former patient may be permissible.
The reason for this is that when a patient is under going treatment he or she is feeling very vulnerable and is not in the right frame of mind because of medications.