Exorcism in the ER......NOT - page 3

Had a pt come in the other night, female about 40 y/o. She was brought in by her husband and her pastor. She was dragged from the car by them and placed in a wheelchair, and was then intercepted and... Read More

  1. by   Jessy_RN
    Sounds to me like someone was in a desperate crave for attention and nothing else. Don't get me wrong, I do believe that Good and evil exist....but daing! :chuckle
  2. by   nurse_wannabe
    Has anyone else wondered who is going to pay for this expensive attempt at attention-getting? For some reason I get the feeling that the taxpayers are footing the bill for this one. At least she didn't arrive via ambulance!

    Bob, what religion were they?
  3. by   UM Review RN
    I've never heard of an exorcism in an ER before.

    I don't even understand why she was brought there if they really believed she was possessed?
  4. by   talaxandra
    Quote from tvccrn
    I think everyone here has missed this small but significant statment from the OP. Ya'll have been so quick to jump on the "religious freedom bandwagon" that is was overlooked that the patient wasn't really possessed. She was faking it!! She didn't have need of a religious nature, but one of a pysch nature.
    Yeah, that's why I was comfortable with labelling the behviour psychiatric in origin
  5. by   mommatrauma
    I am all for religious freedom...I am even all for psych patients having their breakdowns...but what bothers me is people that uneccesarily tie up valuable resources in the ED that could possibly have been better utilized helping someone that really needed them...just my thought
  6. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from tvccrn
    She...pysch nature.

    Are you sure?

    EDIT: And so you don't think I'm being sarcastic, or a complete idiot, or a jerk, I'm asking you are you sure she is the one who requires the psych eval? Or rather, are you sure she is the only one?
    Last edit by PMHNP10 on May 8, '05
  7. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from JessicaGmz
    Sounds to me like someone was in a desperate crave for attention and nothing else.
    Correctomundo...So the 64,000 dollar question is...Who is craving the attention?
  8. by   hollyster
    Quote from lblockrn
    this Is What They Make Rapid Sequence Intubation For!!!!!
    Amen!!!!!!!!
  9. by   Hodge
    Well, I am not to surpised......after all, we live in a society that elected a political party that calls "global warming" bunk science yet believes in creationism and a literal interpretation of the bible......
  10. by   Dixielee
    I read stories like this and am convinced that I need ER to keep me from getting bored. I guess that will never happen in ER. I had another "first" in ER last night. It seems like the longer I am a nurse, the more "Firsts" I see. I had a man get drunk and fall head first into a Giant Saguaro Cactus. After some Dilaudid and Xylocaine jelly to the head, we were able to remove the spines from his scalp. Of course, he said the ETOH had nothing to do with him falling into a 40 foot tall cactus, head first.....yep, nothing at all!:chuckle
  11. by   debRN0417
    Quote from psychrn03
    Correctomundo...So the 64,000 dollar question is...Who is craving the attention?

    hummmmm...I wonder if someone was caught doing something they shouldn't have been and were using this as a "plea bargin".... you know...."the devil made me do it"...lol
  12. by   tvccrn
    Quote from psychrn03
    Are you sure?

    EDIT: And so you don't think I'm being sarcastic, or a complete idiot, or a jerk, I'm asking you are you sure she is the one who requires the psych eval? Or rather, are you sure she is the only one?
    No, I don't think she's the only one. But, to go along with something like that makes me believe she is missing something so much in her life, be whatever it may, that she acts this way to gain attention.

    And upon reading your post,my first thought was "hhmm, maybe she's ISN'T the only one there who has a need." So, no I didn't think you were being sarcastic, merely looking at it from another POV. We should all do that for occasionally.
  13. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from 2ndCareerRN
    I am over in Spokane, also a transplanted okie (lawton). there are supposed to be some catfish over here, will try finding out soon.

    bob
    WOW! There's A LOT of transplanted Okies reading this. You all probably did the wise move, leave Oklahoma when you got the chance.

    (Sorry to offend those who LOOOOVVVVEEE Oklahma. Makes me worrid about nursing jobs when I eventually graduate from here. I''m sorry if I"ve offended anyone)

    OK, time to go to bed because I'm tired of retyping all my sentences 4 times.
    Night everyone.. I'm 'bout to fall askeep@

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