LPN Connect Newsletter

— February 2018 | Vol. 5 Issue #2 —

Accepting gifts

Ever wonder if it is okay to accept a gift from one of your clients? Maybe it is common for patients and their families to bring gifts for the staff? Sometimes patients want to offer personal thanks by giving individual gifts. As a nurse, is accepting a gift from a patient or their families crossing any boundaries?

What you need to consider before accepting a gift:

  • The value and appropriateness of the gift
  • The potential effect on the nurse-client relationship
  • The therapeutic intent of the gift

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