I have been nursing for about a year now on night shift, and one thing has been bothering me for awhile. If a Pt is not incontinent and filthy why are we bathing them at night. I have had many Pts that are alert and oriented state(Not a vent Pt) "No I do not want a bath or my back cleaned." and then day shift complain saying "That's not okay with me, I am going to bathe them if they like it or not." Is that not wrong, a Pt can refuse right? In comparison I only take a shower once every two days(Unless needed), and do perfectly fine, and would be ****** if someone woke me up to bathe me at 3am in the morning. Any-who what is everyone's thoughts on this.