I can't tell you how many times I've explained to exhausted, irritable patients that "the hospital is simply not the best place to get some sleep." A lot of pts. have no idea that as an inpatient admission, they will probably not get more than 4 hours of sleep before a PCT does vs, or a nurse comes in to assess them, or a meal, visitor, doctor, test, or rehab person is in the room tp do something.
This is partly because of aggressive ATC medical therapies, short staffing, and a decentralization of hospital services.
(By that I mean, deliberately shorter hospital stays, with continued care through Home Health, SNF's, Rehab Centers, in addition to care via outpatient basis.)
Whatever the reason, I am observing that today's hospital's primary purpose is to STABILIZE the person so that they can go home and be healed.
Nurses have difficulty with this business philosophy because nurses are interested in HEALING, and will incorporate more than medical stability into their definition of wellness.
(JMHO, off the top of my head....