I recently watched as a CNA who, because she truely cared for the resident, adamantly insisted a (confused)resident eat dinner. She held the spoon to her lips and told the resident she would not remove it until she took a bite. When told by other CNA's to "let it go" she said the resident hadn't eaten anything and was too confused to understand that she needed to eat! She continued for nearly an hour trying everything short of prying open her month and stuffing the food in.
This CNA (who is my hall partner) DOES mean well, she doesn't do it to be a "control freak"...she just gets frustrated and afraid for the resident when she doesn't eat. (which is daily).
I feel bad for the resident who just wants to be left alone. How can I tactfully handle this while advocating for the resident and without making an enemy of my teammate?
I don't want to report her, I want to support her!!