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The promotion of a safe and respectful environment is of paramount importance, and nurses are expected to comply with high standards of conduct and professionalism when interacting with patients and residents. Unfortunately, there have been instances where tensions and inappropriate behavior have arisen, putting the professional reputation of the nurse and the well-being of the residents at risk. These actions, which may have an adverse effect on the patient’s emotions and psychological well-being, are not merely detrimental to the professionalism of a registered nurse but also affect his or her integrity. A nurse attorney in the course of disciplinary proceedings, ensuring a competent investigation and representing their interests during the process, can offer crucial professional advice when faced with accusations of improper conduct.

Scenario: Alleged Verbal Abuse to a Patient

The RN had been employed at a rehabilitation center in Frisco, Texas, for three months at the time of the incident.

On or about May 19, 2021, while working as a registered nurse at the rehabilitation facility, the RN engaged in a verbal argument with the resident, slammed the door and called the resident an  “a*****e.” The RN’s behavior showed complete unprofessionalism and could have even caused the patient emotional harm. In the RN’s defense, the resident called her names and she responded. “Man, he is an a*****e.” she said to the nearby CNA and not directly to the resident which she then concluded to be inconsiderable as verbal abuse. 

The RN was then summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side, but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case, and without being able to properly defend herself, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license for disciplinary action.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(4)&(6)(C).

If you received the same letter as above you should hire a nurse licensed attorney immediately before it’s too late. Clear your worries and secure your license with us now. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those skilled and dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 600 nurse cases over the past 18 years. The Law Office of Yong J. An is available 24/7 through text or call at  (832) 428-5679. For more inquiries, make your call now!