• Question: would you ever want to become and stay friends with the patience?

    Asked by laureng2005 to Psychiatry Ward Team, Neel - Psychiatrist on 1 Feb 2019.
    • Photo: Sheffield Psychiatry Ward Team

      Sheffield Psychiatry Ward Team answered on 1 Feb 2019:

      We often ave patients who come back to the ward to visit the team, but we don’t stay friends with patients as we don’t like to blur boundaries between professionals and patients, and also it’s not nice for patients to be reminded of a time when they might have been in a crisis.

    • Photo: Neel Halder

      Neel Halder answered on 9 Feb 2019:

      We are open and honest and have empathy with our patients, but we don’t become friends with them because it is important to maintain professional boundaries. We are treating them after all. You can be friendly without being friends.