Has a patient ever affected your health? - page 2
Sorry folks but I really feel the need to blow off a little stress today. I just have to wonder if any of you have found yourself suffering healthwise because of a patient? Here is my problem. I... Read More
0May 15, '01 by ecbOne trick I learned, a couple years ago. Is she yelling rhythmically?
AAhh AAhh AAhh AAhh, or AAAh ah AAAh ah, whatever, does it sound like a pattern?
if it does sometimes tapping out a different, slightly more complex rhythm, can help. I had one woman actually thank me after I interupted her yelling this way. It works a short time, but in the long run its another tool.
0May 15, '01 by DuckieWe thought this resident would be locating to a psych. facility, but they refused to accept her. The meds that we have tried have not helped in the least. We tried routine pain meds for a week, with no effectiveness and she continues to deny pain. I am going to my doctor to try and get my health under control because every day I feel worse and my B/P and pulse continue to climb. I am actually thinking about taking a short leave of absence to try and get my health under control. I have mixed feelings about what I am doing but I don't want to drop over dead at 44 so something has got to give. I did find out more about this dear lady and it makes me hurt inside even more for her. It seems this only occurred about 7 months ago when she had brain hemmoraging (sp?) so she has not been this way long. We will continue to do all we can and hope we can somehow make a difference.
0May 16, '01 by TopazStoneWhat about taking care of you? Is there a quiet office where you can go meditate for a few minutes to regain your calm? Take a headset with some soft music, put your feet up and just count your breaths over and over to ten. Get a massage, soak in a hot tub and remember, you can't carry the world on your shoulders
0May 17, '01 by DuckieOriginally posted by TopazStone:
<STRONG>What about taking care of you? Is there a quiet office where you can go meditate for a few minutes to regain your calm? Take a headset with some soft music, put your feet up and just count your breaths over and over to ten. Get a massage, soak in a hot tub and remember, you can't carry the world on your shoulders </STRONG>