After a quick scan of the various topics, I didn't see anything pertinent to this, so I'll throw it out:
I was recently hospitalized for 11 days at the local county hospital. During the time I was there, a good 80% of the RNs, CNAs, phlebotomists, and housekeepers called me "honey" or "dearie" or "sweetheart". I was a "good girl" for holding still while a PICC was inserted.
I didn't know any of these people from a hole in the ground, yet they felt perfectly comfortable and within their rights to speak in such a condiscending manner. Is this so I'll know who's boss? That I'll be made to realize how dependent upon them I really was
When working, I make a special point of NOT talking down to any of my patients, regardless. I treat people the way I wish to be treated. Is this so difficult to grasp?
I've been told that I make way too much of a stink about this, that the use of such endearments is meant to convey a caring approach, blah blah. It's still irritating
Does anybody else feel this way?:angryfire
Sep 1, '02
I do think it's a regional thing, since I have worked on the east coast, the southeast, southwest, and the northwest. I don't care what anyone calls me...as long as they call me...:chuckle. I'm sorry but "I" don't
feel it's all that serious of a problem. I'd rather have someone call me "sweety"...or "honey"...and just take good care of me...period..
Last edit by Brownms46 on Sep 2, '02