When Family threatens you (vent) - page 4

Okay, I went into work tonight in good spirits. Had a nice group of patients, all except this one pt's family (patient not the problem). I recognized the patient immediately from previous admissions... Read More

  1. by   ernurse52
    I am 52 years old. and I dont recall becoming a nurse to be bit , kicked, spit on, slapped, and screamed at by family members. I work an er and sometimes the wait for non-emergencys takes family members to a level of anger that cant be resolved. Each and everyone of them thinks there problem is an emergency . they forget about all the ambulances that are coming in the back door, that they dont see from the lobby. If ever I am actually hit by someone I would bypass staff and the local police would be involved, just as if I were out in the public. I dont know what the answers are , but something needs to be done before there are no more nurses left, to take care of these people.
  2. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by ernurse52
    I am 52 years old. and I dont recall becoming a nurse to be bit , kicked, spit on, slapped, and screamed at by family members. I work an er and sometimes the wait for non-emergencys takes family members to a level of anger that cant be resolved. Each and everyone of them thinks there problem is an emergency . they forget about all the ambulances that are coming in the back door, that they dont see from the lobby. If ever I am actually hit by someone I would bypass staff and the local police would be involved, just as if I were out in the public. I dont know what the answers are , but something needs to be done before there are no more nurses left, to take care of these people.
    One of the big reasons I do not work in ER.

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