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Professional Boundaries and the Nurse-Client Relationship: Guidelines for Nurses

Establishing, maintaining, and ending therapeutic relationships is an integral part of nurses’ professional relationships with clients and is an essential nursing competency.  This practice support tool supports nurses in all practice settings to understand the essence of therapeutic nurse-client relationships, recognize the differences between professional and non-professional relationships, and recognize boundary crossings and violations.

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