**ACCEPTING THE WRONG GIFTS/DBW & SEX/RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS**
This series is designed for those who want to remain professional but have hit some bumps in the road. I understand and have come to the conclusion that many people hate truth, wisdom, and knowledge. To you who love straightforward insight keep watching.
Before I get started, I want to emphasize that all gifts are not bad. I love gifts and have received small gifts of thanks down through the years. Many of our patients mean well and want to show us an appreciation for everything we have done. However, every unit has a different policy on receiving gifts. One unit says no gifts over 50.00, another unit says no individual gifts only sealed gifts for the whole staff. Meaning no homemade baked goods, only sealed products like packaged gift baskets of cookies, flowers, etc. I am not against people receiving gifts individually or corporately. My concerns are helping you to avoid slippery sloops regarding accepting certain types of gifts and business offers that can lead to a path of destruction regarding your career.
DISCERNING THE WRONG GIFTS:
Receiving constant gifts all of the time
-Flowers twice a week
-Receiving restaurant food often in that month
-Money over 50.00 often
Doing business with the patient
-Selling products with and to the patient--
I had one patient that didn't pay me back and this created a weird feeling when I interacted with the person. However, it was all my fault, because I had no business doing that.
-Paying the patient to do a start-up or a service
- I am not talking about giving money for some candy or something the patient is selling. That is different.