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

We developed the Professional Boundaries and the Nurse-Client Relationship: Guidelines for Nurses as a resource for nurses in all practice settings to assist their understanding of: 

  • the therapeutic nurse-client relationship
  • personal non-professional relationships
  • professional boundaries
  • boundary crossings 
  • boundary violations

This practice support tool also includes strategies to maintain the therapeutic nurse-client relationship and professional boundaries. 

If you have any questions about the Professional Boundaries and the Nurse-Client Relationship: Guidelines for Nurses, please reach out to us at practice@nscn.ca

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