A patient has left me money in their will, but can I accept it?
How nurses must protect themselves from potential doubts about their professional integrity when patients or relatives wish to offer tokens of gratitude
Whether to accept a bequest made in a will is ultimately a decision for you to make. However, there are a number of factors you should consider before deciding whether to accept such a gift.
A patient has left me some money in their will – can I accept it?
First, check your employer’s policy on gifts. Does it allow you to accept gifts? If not, you have to refuse it.
You should always declare a gift to your line manager. This brings the gift to their attention and demonstrates that you are not attempting to hide
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