Professional Boundaries in Healthcare

Professional Boundaries in Healthcare 

Maintaining professional boundaries with the individuals you provide care and services to is critical in your role as a healthcare professional. Many ethical concerns can arise when professionals cross or violate boundaries. To prevent this, you must understand what boundaries are, recognize situations that may cross or violate boundaries, and know how to prevent them.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-PBIH

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type - NHA: Administrative Hours

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-PBIH
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the purpose and types of boundaries in healthcare.
Recognize the difference between boundary crossing and boundary violation.
Explain touch and sex boundary violations.
List parameters for appropriate gift giving and receiving in healthcare.
Describe dual relationships and their challenges in small, rural communities.
Identify ways to set and maintain boundaries.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Defining Boundaries

Purpose of Boundaries

What is a Professional Boundary?

Social vs. Professional Relationships

Boundary Crossings

Boundary Violations

Boundaries and Ethics

Boundaries with Colleagues

Boundaries and Social Networking

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Do’s and Don’ts

Review

Summary

Section 3: Touch and Sex Boundary Violations

Touch

Sex

Consequences

Risk Factors

Danger Signals and Risky Situations

Review

Summary

Section 4: Gift Giving Violations

Appropriate Gifts

Inappropriate Gifts

Culture and Gifts

Gifts to Patients/Clients

Review

Summary

Section 5: Dual Relationships

Dual Relationship Defined

Social Relationships

Business-Related Relationships

Romantic or Sexual Relationships

Unplanned Contact

Overcoming the Challenges

Review

Summary

Section 6: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries

Pay Attention

Keep Boundaries Intact

Thin Places

Getting Help

Review

Sexual Activity

Judgement, Values, and Social Aspects

Choice and Risk

Availability

Review

Boundary Education

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

References

Congratulations

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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