Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“I’m on my first mental health placement and my mentor is named nursing a patient who doesn’t really open up to him.
“So he was really impressed when I managed to build a therapeutic relationship with her and completed a detailed mental state assessment – something she hadn’t allowed him to do.
“Then I got a friend-request on Facebook from this patient. I didn’t want to ruin the therapeutic relationship I’d worked so hard to build, so hit “accept” without really thinking.
“Now I’m receiving daily (bizarre) messages from this patient, she seems to think she and I are in cahoots against my mentor.
“I know I shouldn’t have accepted the request, but what do I do now?! Deleting her isn’t really an option because she’ll think I’ve turned against her. This is my hub placement so I’ll be coming back and she’s likely to still be there.”
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