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Observing Professional Boundaries for Caregivers


Learning Points. Identify professional boundaries for caregiversMaintain a helpful relationship with clientsLearn how to stay in boundsUnderstand why professional boundaries are important . About Professional Boundaries. Guidelines for maintaining a positive and helpful relationship with clients or residentsHelp caregivers avoid stress and misconduct, recognize boundary crossings and provide the best possible care.

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Observing Professional Boundaries for Caregivers

Developed by the:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

and

Wisconsin Department of Health Services


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Learning Points

  • Identify professional boundaries for caregivers

  • Maintain a helpful relationship with clients

  • Learn how to stay in bounds

  • Understand why professional boundaries are important


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About Professional Boundaries

  • Guidelines for maintaining a positive and helpful relationship with clients or residents

  • Help caregivers avoid stress and misconduct, recognize boundary crossings and provide the best possible care


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Caregiver/Client Relationship

  • Powerful Role of the Caregiver

  • Zone of Helpfulness


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Crossing Boundaries

  • Sharing Personal Information

  • Not Seeing Behavior as Symptomatic

  • Using Nicknames/Endearments

  • Touch

  • Unprofessional Demeanor

  • Accepting Gifts/Favors/Tips

  • Over-involvement

  • Sexual Attraction/Relationships

  • Keeping Secrets


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More on Professional Boundaries

  • Getting Back In-Bounds

  • Why Professional Boundaries Are Important

  • Activity: Explore Boundary Crossings


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Activity: Explore Boundary Crossings

  • What observations can you make about this situation?

  • How could the caregiver’s actions affect the client?

  • How could the situation affect the caregiver?


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Learning Points Review

  • Identify professional boundaries for caregivers

  • Maintain a helpful relationship with clients

  • Learn how to stay in bounds

  • Understand why professional boundaries are important