When adults whine....

  1. 14 [vent]...I swear to God, I cannot handle it when children whine, but grown adults? Does this drive anyone else crazy?

    I get that you're not feeling well, I get that you hurt, I get that you're scared, tired, hungry, etc. etc. etc., and I will do my darndest to get you feeling better! Warm blanket? No problem! Cup of ice chips? No problem (unless you're NPO!)! A little Zofran and Dilaudid? Here ya go!

    But please, for the love of all that is holy, can you stop with the whining????

    [/vent]
  2. Visit  Anna Flaxis profile page

    About Anna Flaxis, ASN

    Anna Flaxis has '11' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Emergency'. From 'U.S.'; Joined Oct '10; Posts: 2,396; Likes: 6,504.

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  3. Visit  1968cowgirl profile page
    5
    Right there with you! Whiny women really grate on my nerves.
  4. Visit  umcRN profile page
    5
    something else of interest...hospitalized kids really don't whine as much as you would expect them too. even those who have every right in the book to be miserable. Why I take care of them instead of the whiney old men :-)
  5. Visit  njmomstudent profile page
    6
    OMG I totally hear you. Then you get the ones who are whining whining whining and refuse all meds that will make them feel better... uuuuugggghhhhh.
    BunnySan27, carolmaccas66, nola1202, and 3 others like this.
  6. Visit  dthfytr profile page
    10
    Don't agree with you on this one. Gotta expect sick people to act sick. As a wise doc once told me "sometimes the hardest part of the job is to forgive the patients."
    Last edit by dthfytr on Nov 5, '11
  7. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
    6
    #1 reason I'm not an L&D nurse.
  8. Visit  Daliadreamer profile page
    10
    One of our patients is constantly whining, very anxious and on his call light every 10 minutes. He has been with us for over a month now, so we keep rotating nurses that take care of him. For this particular patient though, it was a good thing that he whines. He has been sent to the ICU three times from our floor. The nurse would know that something was wrong and monitor him more closely because he would actually STOP using his call light, and would not 'whine' so much. This was totally uncharacteristic of him that the nurse would check on him more often, and eventually he was sent to the ICU for those three times. It wasn't a good thing when he was off the call light!
  9. Visit  netglow profile page
    12
    I understand exactly the type of whine you mean Stargazer.

    Ugh, I cannot stand it either. It's not being sick, or from being in pain. That is not whining.

    It's being the type of person who is an energy vampire to everybody they know when they are healthy, too. It's just so recognizable. These types love that by actually being sick, they can demand the world to cater to them because they know it's an awesome opportunity, where, we and their family can't turn and leave. Gosh, they might be seriously ill, but they don't seem to think of that other than an awesome opportunity to treat others poorly.
  10. Visit  Ashley_RN profile page
    5
    It honestly shocked me at how "whiney" and RUDE people can be when I began nursing. I'm empathetic, I really am.. You're sick, you feel crappy/tired/scared, etc so I understand why you're in a terrible mood.. So I'm always pleasant & let things roll off my back.. But they do nottt make it easy.
    carolmaccas66, Crux1024, nola1202, and 2 others like this.
  11. Visit  DixieRedHead profile page
    19
    You know it really used to bother me because the TV reception was so bad on the telemetry floor when I worked there. And the food was awful. And the shower rooms cold. BUT when I was a patient there, and I was really sick, I didn't care at all about the TV. And I was NPO for three days. Jello and chicken broth can be really good. And when I was finally able to drag my rear end into a shower, I was just glad the water was warm.
    If they are able to whine, they are not really sick.
    BunnySan27, canoehead, carolmaccas66, and 16 others like this.
  12. Visit  demylenated profile page
    6
    I really hope you are never the one in pain, the one who woke up paralyzed, the one who is scared, who has no clue what is going on.... the one who has never before been in the hospital, the one who medication does not seem to help... I hope you are never the one that wonders if they will ever feel normal again... the one who wonders if they will make it out of the hospital alive...

    The one who has bills to pay, and faces losing their job because they are in the hospital. I hope you don't have children at home that you are worried about them making it to school on time, or them acting out because they, too, are scared because mommy or daddy is in the hospital...

    I hope you never have to know what that kind of fear feels like, because I'm sure you will be whining.

    ANYone can give meds... ANYone can get a warm blanket... it takes true patience and compassion for your patients to lend an ear for 5 minutes, talk to them, help them understand what is going on, allow THEM to vent... that is where the HOLISTIC side of nursing comes into play, not the "trained monkey" side.

    Just a pt whining caused you to come to a forum to whine, and it is not something that you have to bring home from work with you... Now, try and put yourself in their position where they have REAL fears and reasons to "whine".
  13. Visit  crb613 profile page
    4
    When an adult starts whining ....my eyes roll, my head starts shaking, I suddenly go deaf, and my feet automatically go in different direction! Its like a reflex....I have no control! Please just ask in a normal voice & tone for what you need.....you'll get it a lot faster!
    canoehead, carolmaccas66, tokidoki7, and 1 other like this.
  14. Visit  crb613 profile page
    19
    Quote from demylenated
    I really hope you are never the one in pain, the one who woke up paralyzed, the one who is scared, who has no clue what is going on.... the one who has never before been in the hospital, the one who medication does not seem to help... I hope you are never the one that wonders if they will ever feel normal again... the one who wonders if they will make it out of the hospital alive...

    The one who has bills to pay, and faces losing their job because they are in the hospital. I hope you don't have children at home that you are worried about them making it to school on time, or them acting out because they, too, are scared because mommy or daddy is in the hospital...

    I hope you never have to know what that kind of fear feels like, because I'm sure you will be whining.

    ANYone can give meds... ANYone can get a warm blanket... it takes true patience and compassion for your patients to lend an ear for 5 minutes, talk to them, help them understand what is going on, allow THEM to vent... that is where the HOLISTIC side of nursing comes into play, not the "trained monkey" side.
    Just a pt whining caused you to come to a forum to whine, and it is not something that you have to bring home from work with you... Now, try and put yourself in their position where they have REAL fears and reasons to "whine".
    I don't see how the examples you gave would fit into the whiney category.....not at all what I feel like the posted is speaking of. For someone who presents as so compassionate I am not feeling it...the poster is venting!
    AngelfireRN, canoehead, carolmaccas66, and 16 others like this.

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