Professional BoundariesRelationshipsCommunicationsSelf disclosureExploitationBreaches of Confidentiality
Why are boundaries important?Communicate clearlyAll personnel information should be keptstrictly confidentialDo not discuss co-workers with othersespecially about health or health care.Do not feed into the office gossip
Workplace BaggageHow do you take the personal out of theworkplace?How do you leave emotional baggage at thedoor?Why is it important?
Getting Emotional Baggage out of the workplaceRequires work-life balanceRequires discrimination and distinctionRequires examination of personal values
Work-Home BalanceManage your timeTrack how you use your timePlan your daysEmbrace small necessary interruptions
Work-Home BalancePamper yourselfSet aside a whole day or evening for funScheduling your daily activitiesTake a break when you become frustrated
ConclusionStart with selfLeave personal unexpressed feelings at thedoor prior to entering the workplaceDetermine your valuesPay attention to how you communicate
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