Quote from paris2
Some staff and some patients has complained to the ward manager regarding one of the nurse with severe body odour. It so bad you can tell which room she has been in.
The ward manager had to take her a side to address this issue and at the time nurse said to the manager that she is happy that the manager has mentioned this to her. She further went to say to the manager that she know she has this problem and has already seen GP about it and has some tablets prescribed.
But now i have heard that this nurse is upset and seeking advice from the union regarding discrimination. And that there will some sort of investigation. Not sure what will happen next.
What do other think?
Yeah, I can see why she would be upset, esp. if it isn't self-induced, and she IS getting medical help for it. But we have to remember that an odor can be very devastating for sick people, how are her patients dealing with the smell?
When I was a student nurse I had a patient whose daughter came to visit. This daughter was so malodorous I had to leave the room and get my inhaler out...and found out I wasn't the only one!! When she got out of her chair to go to the cafeteria, there was a huge wet spot on the chair, I had to call housekeeping to clean it with the superstrength. Then I called the cafeteria to alert them if this visitor sat in the dining area to be sure to clean her chair ASAP after she left. It was a horrible stench.
When she got back to her mom's room I mentioned to her that her pants had moisture on them and maybe she would be more comfortable if she went home to change (she was too big to give scrub pants to). I was thinking she had a fungal infection in addition to whatever else IT was.