Ok I'm completely creeped out by a patient I had. They absolutely had to smoke. I found them in their bathroom with a cigarette, they promised not to do it again. I found them again a bit later in their bathroom (the whole room reeked and it was going out into the hallway too). I spoke with them a second time about getting a patch or something and they threatened me with talking to my boss about it.
So later they went completely the opposite way, telling everyone they met about how wonderful we all are and how they want to commend us to the universe, etc.
Finally, they started taking cell phone pics of each person who took care of them.
I documented everything in case it came up again in the future and went home, but it's bugging me.
Apr 4, '12
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
NUT jobs......they're everywhere! They think taking pictures is teaching you a lesson when the sue you for infringing on their "rights". They probably have an IQ smaller than the amount of teeth in their mouths.....collectively.
Don't let them creep you out. Dirt bags...
The subject of having your picture at work has been debated extensively before....technically while discouraged it is not illegal as there is nothing private about a public area of a hospital. I just get very good at paying attention and putting my hand up. You can try to enforce your facilities policy regarding photos in the hospitals being strictly prohibited, but arguing with them just keeps them there longer
and we don't want that....
Just ignore them.....unfortunately if you work with the public you are going to meet every nut job out there. I tell my children that I trust them, I just don't trust all the crazy people walking around in the general public that scare me.
...I'm sorry they creeped you out.
Last edit by Esme12 on Apr 4, '12