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At the time that you arrive on duty, one of your patient’s has family visiting. Then, one of the patient’s family members hands you an envelope that includes a thank you card with a monetary gift as a token of appreciation for caring for their loved one.  What should your response be?

A You should thank the family as well as your patient but let them know that you have to decline the gift until you are able to check with your supervisor as to what the facility policies are.

It would be considered a violation of professional ethics to accept any kind of gifts from a patient or their family since you are an staff and are being paid to care for your patients.  Several facilities let monetary gifts be donated to a fund that lets the facility to buy items, which would advantage all the patients, but every facility has a different policy.  You must also be aware of other problems that are associated with accepting gifts from patients with dementia.

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3 years ago

There are definitely a few mistakes in this app, some of the answers are just plain wrong so make sure this is not your only source of study material. Other than that this app is very helpful.


3 years ago

It’s a good app for practice


3 years ago

I would love to give this app 5 stars but in the Nursing Skills section it does not allow you to go on to part 7. After you get to part 6 it either just never loads or it tells you to go to part 7 and does absolutely nothing.

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