Pt's/visitors reading Fifty Shades of Grey???

  1. I am NOT a prude by any stretch but come on ladies!!! I haven't read any of the trilogy but saw the author interviewed several times and heard about it from friends/family. I am up to 2 patients and 1 visitor over 4-5 months. I was afraid I would be interrupting something when I had to go back into the 2 patient's rooms!!!
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  2. 58 Comments

  3. by   HouTx
    Would you rather that they be engrossed in an interesting book or banging on the call light every 5 minutes because they're bored? Do you expect people to go out and commit violent acts if they're reading a murder mystery???? C'mon now. Reading is simply entertainment, no more and no less.
  4. by   elkpark
    Personally, I have much better things to do than worry about my (adult) clients' choice of reading material ...
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Personally, I think that it is one of the worst pieces of fiction, combining the qualities of a bad harlequin novels, tacky penthouse stories and written to a teenage level reading skill (though obviously not for that audience).

    However, I could care less what my patients actually read. Mine are in the hospital for 4 weeks or more, in most cases and in a certain amount of isolation. And just because they read a novel about something, does not mean they will be doing it.

    As long as I do not have to view pictures of it, what business is it of mine what they read?
  6. by   mindyfromcali
    I'd find it amusing, but as the above poster said, it keeps them occupied. That being said, who's with me on xbox's in all their rooms!!! :P not realistic, but I can wish.
  7. by   Paws2people
    I read the trilogy, and personally I found the series to be overrated. It's not as raunchy as I thought it would be, and there is a story behind it as well. Its just another ole book If the patients/visitors can read and get their minds off where they are, more power to them.
  8. by   StudentNurseKitteh
    why on earth do you care what they read?
  9. by   SlaveHeart
    Ummm... good for them; but I agree with paws. It's not nearly raunchy enough for my tastes
  10. by   WannaBNursey
    If you don't have to clean up the mess then who cares? Just make sure to knock before entering.
  11. by   sapphire18
    Quote from mindyfromcali
    I'd find it amusing, but as the above poster said, it keeps them occupied. That being said, who's with me on xbox's in all their rooms!!! :P not realistic, but I can wish.
    I've worked in 2 hospitals where they had video games systems that could be loaned out to pts. One was a ped's hospital. It was great.
  12. by   RNsRWe
    Let me see if I have this straight. You've had all of two patients and one visitor--over a period of 4-5 MONTHS--who were reading a book you don't think much of? And this offends you to the point of writing about it here?

    Honestly, I say if this is the worst part of your job for the last five months, you are truly blessed.
  13. by   timmedico
    LOL You wouldn't be interrupting much. Maybe they don't really like the book, but only wish to pass time/get their minds off of pain, etc; but if they do like it...to each their own.
  14. by   tothepointeLVN
    I actually thought the book was rather tame compared to the hype.

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