Our Abandonment Online Education is designed to help you better understand our Abandonment Practice Guideline. Nurses are accountable for their actions, decisions and the impact of their decisions. They are responsible for establishing, maintaining and ending therapeutic relationships with clients. Once a nurse has accepted an assignment, they have an ethical and legal duty to provide care for the balance of the assignment until the care has been transferred to another appropriate care provider. This module is a resource for nurses in all practice settings to help them understand their duty to provide care.