thank you present for nurse

  1. what type of thing would you like to recieve from a surgury patient for being a good nurse? or is it inappropriate to give as nurse a present?
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  3. by   llg
    Many hospitals strongly discourage the practice of giving such individual gifts. If someone feels they would like to make some sort gesture to thank a particular nurse or group of nurses, I suggest the following:

    1. A thank you note copied to the person's supervisor praising the nurse for her good care. That way it will go into her personnel file.

    2. A donation to the unit's (or hospital's) nursing education fund. If no such fund exists, you can make a donation to the hospital with a note on it instructing that it be used for nursing education on the desired unit. I once worked for a hospital in which such donations were routinely used to sponsor staff nurses to attend conferences above and beyond the amount of money allocated by the hospital for such things.

    3. A similar donation to some other project or cause near and dear to that nurse's heart that will benefit the unit.

    4. The purchase of something for the unit/staff that will improve the quality of the workplace. (i.e. something for the lounge, etc.)

    llg
  4. by   CritterLover
    agree with above.

    also consider things like food -- we have had some families order pizza for the unit, or give a fruit/gift basket. home baked cookies are also a nice thank-you.
  5. by   tridil2000
    [QUOTE=llg]Many hospitals strongly discourage the practice of giving such individual gifts. If someone feels they would like to make some sort gesture to thank a particular nurse or group of nurses, I suggest the following:

    although they say that, i had a pt once knit me a blanket. no one said anything negative about it at all. as a matter of fact, i got many compliments!

    i lay it on my couch and when people ask me if i knit it, i am so proud to say 'no, a pt made it for me!'
  6. by   GingerSue
    Quote from critterlover
    agree with above.

    also consider things like food -- we have had some families order pizza for the unit, or give a fruit/gift basket. home baked cookies are also a nice thank-you.
    nice thoughts, but i wouldn't recommend the home-baked cookies. because, i've seen some homes that are - well, the cleanliness, (or lack of it) is noticeable and i wouldn't eat anything prepared in some of those places.
    the fruit/gift basket, pizza, or special written thank you notes, or gift to the unit are great ideas.

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