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- Jun 9, '10 by steelcityrnThats terrible.
- Jun 9, '10 by nicole109I do think it's terrible, and I'm glad that you did something about it...but YES there are people and nurses out there like that...it is unfortunate, but it is the truth. People, please don't lie to this student, or yourselves. If there weren't people out there treating our patients like this, we wouldn't be on the hook for half of the "patient satisfaction" things that we are on the hook for right now...and we would be able to do our job like we would all like to.
Number one, I think it's horrible that any human being would say something like to a patient. Number two, I think it's even worse that a student bore witness to it, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth, not only about that particular nurse, but about the organization they are working for and nursing in general. I'm certainly glad that you brought it to someone else's attention, and hopefully, that nurse will now understand that those are comments that should be kept to themselves next time.
- Jun 9, '10 by Hygiene QueenMaybe I have no self control but I would have given that nurse a piece of my mind.
It takes a lot before I'm provoked enough to do so, but I do believe that would have done it for me.
My heart aches for that child.
- Jun 9, '10 by TheCommuterQuote from nicole109Please don't be fooled. Many of the low patient satisfaction scores arise from utter bull-crap, not actual abuse. "The nurse didn't bring me my soda on time!" "That dumb nurse didn't know how to fix my television and had to call the maintenance man!" "The nurse didn't fluff my pillow every hour!" "This hospital food tastes terrible, so I'll blame the nurse!" "The nurse couldn't answer questions about my insurance, and she had to call the business office!" "What kind of nurse is this!"If there weren't people out there treating our patients like this, we wouldn't be on the hook for half of the "patient satisfaction" things that we are on the hook for right now...and we would be able to do our job like we would all like to.
On the other hand, the nurse manager who verbally abused the disabled child is disgusting.
- Jun 9, '10 by ScrubbyPlease tell me this was not a real life scenario.
- Jun 9, '10 by dscrnJust awful!!
- Jun 9, '10 by MHSA LPNYour replies tell me I was not over reacting. I reported the RN to the Ethics/Professional Behavior board. They took a preliminary report, will call back in a few days for an in depth report and make a decision by July 10. Meanwhile, I think I will write a formal letter of complaint to the pediatric DON.
- Jun 9, '10 by healthstarThat's such a horrible thing to say to a patient, sometimes people try to be funny by choosing the wrong words,; and some are desparate for attention. I cannot even imagine saying "stupid" " crazy" "ignorant" to a friend, forget about offending the patient. I have heard nurses before saying "you are a crazy old man/woman" I know they don't really mean it but you do not know how the patient is taking it.
- Jun 9, '10 by MoogieMy first thought was that the manager who said this might have been impaired or mentally ill, especially if he kept on repeating his insults. Regardless of whether there was an issue that contributed to his behavior or whether he is simply an insensitive jerk, this individual has no business being a nurse. Period.
OP, you did the right thing.
- Jun 9, '10 by GadgetRN71Glad the OP spoke up..sometimes, it's scary to do so as a student, so kudos!!
Oh, and that idiot nurse needs a smack upside the head...that's a mark of a real D-bag, someone who picks on a helpless person.