A Nurse can face a lot of accusations, allegation cases, or complaints cases and they will face the Texas Board of Nursing to formally follow procedures. But if a nurse is experiencing such circumstances, a nurse attorney can be their defense and can assist them in dealing with the cases they are facing.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a hospice care provider in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about December 11, 2019, while employed as an RN with a hospice care provider in Corpus Christi, Texas. RN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship by inappropriately engaging in a platonic relationship with a deceased patient’s spouse. RN’s conduct violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship and it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient’s husband.
In response, RN had contact with the patient only once when she was one of the patients admitting nurses on November 21, 2019. The patient passed on November 23, 2019. Approximately a day later the spouse requested that the RN pick up the patient’s left-over medical supplies. While picking up the medical supplies, the spouse asked the RN if she would go get tea with him as he did not have any family in the area and needed someone to talk to. The RN declined this and a second request by the spouse to meet with him. The RN agreed to a third request from the patient’s spouse and met with him at a café to get tea so he would have someone to talk to about his loss. The RN met with the spouse again at a restaurant to continue talking and then one more time to tell him she could not keep speaking with him and encouraged him to see the hospice’s grievance counselor. The RN agrees she made a mistake in meeting with the spouse and should have directed him to grief counseling from the beginning.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(J) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4)&(6)(D).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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