A tribunal has suspended a nurse's registration for three months for breaching professional boundaries with a patient and misleading her employer to the extent of their relationship.
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This story describes a nurse with long term alcohol misuse. Her name and identifying characteristics may have been changed to maintain privacy.
An employer reported a complaint that one of their nurses failed to form therapeutic relationships and demonstrated poor professional standards.
RN Harriett was 45, originally from Southeast Asia, and had lived in Australia since 2004.
The Council received a complaint about RN Sarah’s performance from her community health services employer. Sarah was 55 and had been registered as a nurse since the 1980’s.
Trigger warning: This article discusses mental health and suicide, which some readers may find distressing.
From Annmaree Nicholls, Professional Officer
Sarah came to the attention of the Council after a complaint was received from her employer.
On March 1 the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia released the new Code of conduct fo