Calling a client ‘sweetie’ or ‘honey’ may be comforting to that client, or it might suggest a more personal interest than you intend. If you feel that you are becoming attracted to someone in your care, seek help from your supervisor or other trusted professional right away.
Clients may be frightened or confused by loud voices or fast talk. When using touch, be sure it is serving the client’s needs and not your own. To protect yourself, report offers of unusual or large gifts to your supervisor.