How do you really feel about 5-star rooms? - page 8

Our hospital has new "5-star" rooms (you know with a chef, etc.) What is your reaction to this type of thing and "how does it make you feel"? I'd really like to know what other nurses think about... Read More

  1. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from redwinggirlie
    Five star room? Does that mean your family will be there to dip your lobster for you?
    Maybe............
  2. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from smkoepke
    my concern would be whether or not administration will be understanding of a nurse who may receive complaints about slow "service" from the "5 star" patient...
    Correctable side issue -- if and when it pops up.
  3. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from llg
    ... The question IS whether people should have the opportunity to purchase a few luxury services...
    Don't agree with "few" or with "luxury." Why should it be so?

    Can be many.

    And can be medical services as well. (E.g., hiring an extra RN to stay with them 24 / 7, etc.)
  4. by   hospicenurse
    llg, you said it very well in your posts. It's a great idea. And it should have no impact whatsoever in the quality of nursing care given to either the poor or the rich or the middle of the roadies. As a visiting nurse I go into tenements as well as homes of the upper middle class - they all get the same nursing care from me. I don't begrudge the rich their nice homes, I actually enjoy them and would enjoy a 5 star hospital room as well.

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