Professional boundaries allow for safe space between a nurse’s position of power and a patient’s vulnerability. Maintaining professional boundaries is a foundational part of nursing practice and a key characteristic of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship built on trust, respect and compassion. While providing nursing care, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) hold an inherent position of power and influence over patients.
Learn how LPNs can meet practice expectations in this video from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. This presentation will provide:
- An overview of the Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations;
- Guidance on how LPNs can navigate situations related to sexual boundaries;
- Examples of other types of boundaries issues that LPNs may be faced with; and
- Common strategies that LPNs can apply to uphold all types of professional boundaries.