I have worked in several different facilities and have several different experiences with last names on name badges. In a recent post regarding color coding scrubs r/t hospital role a reply was posted which made reference about a stalker. At the ER I worked the LVN's rotate working the front desk and check patients in. This means interaction with EVERY ambulatory patient (angry about wait times etc...). Several times I had angry individuals (not angry at me but the situation which brought them to the ER) reach across the desk to get a "better" look at my name. My entire name is on the badge. I even had one lady call me at home. I had to change my phone number and am no longer listed (thanks crazy stalker lady).
This could have been avoided if my last name were not on the badge
. What are your feelings about this?