It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing numerous complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that a nurse attorney is always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about April 7, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Houston, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing to a patient, the LVN failed to report physical and verbal domestic abuse of the patient to the appropriate authorities. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it created an unsafe environment and may have unnecessarily exposed the. patient to emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm.
On or about April 8, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and assigned to provide skilled nursing to a patient, the LVN violated the boundaries of the nurse/client relationship, in that she became personally involved by helping to move the mother of the patient instead of providing care to the patient as ordered by. a physician. The LVN’s conduct violated the professional boundaries of the nurse-client relationship and was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. In addition, The LVN’s conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
In response, the LVN states as she was walking up to the patient’s home on April 8, 2020, the mother was already outside waiting for her. The LVN states the mother had a look on her face that immediately prompted her to ask if the children were ok. The mother of the patient began to explain the events that transpired the night before which included domestic abuse/violence between the mother and her husband. The LVN states the mother told her both children were present but were not part of the situation. She states the mother made the decision to move out while her husband was at work. The LVN states she called her case manager as soon as the mother made the decision to leave. The LVN states she assisted in helping the mother find a place to stay, calling local shelters. She states she could not find a place and the mother’s sister agreed to take her in until she could get on her feet.
In addition, the LVN states she assisted with care for the patient and helped with packing the children’s things. The LVN continues to explain how she helped/assisted With the mother in moving her things. The LVN states she texted her case manager that they all had left the residence and she had the HOPE device and the patient’s binder and obtained permission to return to duty the next day. The LVN states the children were safe. The LVN explains as much as she was at the home Caring for the patient, she stated that it was a nurse-client relationship: She states she would clean and aid with organization within the home and she did this because she was a single parent as well, and she went beyond her duties to make it a more compatible atmosphere for both children. The LVN states she has never overstepped her boundaries and the “bond” she had with the mother was professional.
She was disciplined for violating the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) regulation. Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right criminal nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).