Ethical Boundaries: What Are Boundary Violations?

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What Are Boundary Violations?

Boundary violations occur when the healthcare professional violates or exploits the professional/personal relationship in some way.

These violations can vary in terms of severity.

For instance, a recovery support person may share too much personal information with a resident. Excessive self-disclosure is a boundary violation. Ask yourself, How does talking about yourself so much focus on the needs of the resident?

Other examples are:

  • Going out with residents or spending too much time with them socially. Especially if it’s an individual resident.
  • If you keep secrets for your resident – that can potentially cause problems.
  • If you abuse, neglect, sexually exploit, or mistreat your resident in any way, you’ve not only violated boundaries, but you could be most likely in deep trouble.

Course Syllabus

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Ethical Boundaries: Introduction
Ethical Boundaries: Introduction cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Ethics and Boundaries and Different
Ethical Boundaries: Code of Ethics
Ethical Boundaries: Standards of Ethical Practice and Professional Conduct
Ethical Boundaries: Obligation of All Recovery House Operators
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #1
Ethical Boundaries: What is an Ethical Boundary?
Ethical Boundaries: Ethical Boundaries in Recovery Housing
Ethical Boundaries: Staying Within Ethical Boundaries
Ethical Boundaries: Dual Relationships
Ethical Boundaries: Are You Crossing Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #2
Ethical Boundaries: What Are Boundary Violations?
Ethical Boundaries: Examples of Professionals Crossing Ethical Boundaries
Ethical Boundaries: Example #1 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Example #2 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Example #3 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Be Safe Instead of Being Sorry
Ethical Boundaries: Staying in Your Lane
Ethical Boundaries: How to Avoid Crossing Ethical Boundary?
Ethical Boundaries: Employment
Ethical Boundaries: Money
Ethical Boundaries: Grievances
Ethical Boundaries: Staff
Ethical Boundaries: "Difficult" or "Mean" Resident
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #1
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #1 cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #2
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #2 cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #3
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #3 Cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Summary
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #3
Ethical Boundaries: NEXT STEPS