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Can a female (heterosexual) patient have a (nonsexual) friendship

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Can a female (heterosexual) patient have a (nonsexual) friendship with a female (heterosexual) nurse and give her a birthday present? I can find nothing on the internet except about a male/female sexual relationship. Thank you.

When a professional nurse-client relationship exists it is unacceptable for a nurse to enter into a friendship or personal relationship with the client.

Generally, it is not acceptable for nurses and clients to exchange gifts.

I hope this helps
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am seeing her for weight loss. When I reach my goal and no longer see her professionally, can we then become friends? Our birthdays are two days apart. I am 66 and she is 58 and we have like interests. We both devour chocolate, work out at the gym (two separate gyms) and are swimming and walking on the treadmill.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Relist: Other.
That was only part of the question I wanted to ask. When I asked the 2nd part, I got a request for another $18.
When you are not seeing her professionally that it is normal to become friends.
Nurses can have friends in personal life.
But as a code of conduct nurses do not enter into friendships with clients.
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