Manipulated by patient family :( - page 2

Have you ever been manipulated by a patient's family? Well, it sucks. I don't want to go into all the gory details here, but the long and short of it is, I now understand why there are nurses out... Read More

  1. by   CHATSDALE
    irish is right, don't let the rotten ones sour you on the good ones
    as to looking at or getting copies of a chart
    only the patient or the LEGAL representative can look at the chart
    getting copies sounds like a legal sticky wicket
  2. by   NicoleERRN
    Quote from caliotter3
    Oh, and I forgot. There was an RN on one of my cases that was open about the fact that she was making copies of the medical record for the family to use in their lawsuits. I once told my manager. He acted speechless and naive.

    :uhoh21: i wonder if that says it??
  3. by   CyndieRN2007
    With families like this, you have to be quick on your toes and very firm. If they are asking for things that are inappropriate, quickly and firmly tell them like it is. If you dont set boundaries from the get go.... it can spiral out of control very quickly. It sucks to have the family running the show in the nurse's on territory! LOL!

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