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Professional Boundaries

Document Type: Practice Guideline
Last Updated: December 18, 2019
Approver: Executive


Maintaining professional boundaries is a foundational component of nursing practice and a key characteristic of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. The purpose of this practice guideline is to support Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in establishing and maintaining professional boundaries. By increasing understanding about professional boundaries, LPNs can better prepare themselves and avoid breaching professional boundary standards. The document describes different types of boundaries and provides guidance on how LPNs can uphold these boundaries in their practice.