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Professional Boundaries

Read about professional boundaries in nursing.


As health care professionals, nurses strive to inspire confidence in their patients and their families, treat all patients and other health care providers professionally, and promote patients' independence. Patients can expect a nurse to act in their best interests and to respect their dignity. This means that a nurse abstains from obtaining personal gain at the patient's expense and refrains from inappropriate involvement in the patient's personal relationships.

Access the Nurse's Guide to Professional Boundaries brochure

View the Professional Boundaries in Nursing video

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