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For example: Kim, a neonatal ICU nurse, has cared for baby Sara for the past month. Baby Sara is about to be discharged today in good health. The baby’s parents want to give Kim a personal gift as an expression of their appreciation and have also invited Kim to the baby’s upcoming christening party. Is it ethically permissible for a nurse to receive personal gifts from patients or patient’s families or to socialize with patients or patient’s families outside of the hospital setting?