Professional boundaries quiz I

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Test your knowledge of ethical and legal violations in our Professional Boundaries Quiz.

This is part 1 of 4, so be sure to look for the other portions soon!

 

Professional Boundaries Quiz I

1.   Professional boundaries are limits that protect the space between the nurse’s professional power and the client’s vulnerability.



2.   Professional boundaries are the borders that mark the edges between a professional, therapeutic relationship and a non-professional or personal relationship between a nurse and a person in their care.



3.   Nurses must always obtain informed consent from persons in their care prior to undertaking any therapeutic, professional interaction.



4.   Brief excursions across professional boundaries that may be inadvertent, thoughtless or even purposeful if done to meet a specific therapeutic/care need are known as:





5.   When nurses confuse their own needs with the needs of the person in their care, this is considered:





6.   Excessive personal disclosure by the nurse, secrecy or even a reversal of roles is considered to be:





7.   Any behavior that is seductive, sexually demeaning, harassing or reasonably interpreted as sexual by the person who is in a therapeutic relationship with a nurse is considered:





8.   Which of the following activities is NOT a potential professional boundary crossing or violation?





9.   Which of the following activities is NOT a potential professional boundary crossing or violation?





10.   Which of the following activities is NOT a potential professional boundary crossing or violation?





11.   Which of the following activities is NOT a potential professional boundary crossing or violation?





12.   Which of the following is NOT a factor a nurse must consider when establishing professional boundaries?





13.   If a nurse observes a professional boundary violation in a colleague, what should she NOT do?





14.   Receiving gifts from clients such as chocolates or flowers is generally acceptable.



15.   Professional boundary issues are only applicable to nurses involved in a therapeutic relationships with clients.



16.   The incidence of professional boundary violations reported to nursing regulatory bodies is fairly high.



17.   Relationships with clients have both the power to heal and the power to harm.



18.   Nurses are expected to avoid personal bias when collecting, interpreting and communicating information about those in their care.



19.   Nurses are expected to restrain the client’s participation, choice and control in meeting their health-care needs.



20.   Professional boundaries are fixed and usually clearly defined by relevant law, code of ethics and practice standards.



21.   Repeated touching of clients in a very personal way should be employed as it is a powerful therapeutic tool.



22.   Some boundary crossings are acceptable if in the nurse’s professional judgment, they help to meet the client’s therapeutic needs.





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