Comic relief... - page 2

I'm in need of some comic relief this evening... As a brand-new GN, I took care of a young male patient after an overdose. His synapses did not recover well after being anoxic for several... Read More

  1. Visit  NurseOnAMotorcycle profile page
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    I stand by my statement.

    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle
    ... I have no doubt whatsoever that the nursing staff intervened for the pt's dignity. The staff was obviously kidding the new nurse, not the pt.
    Any new nurse will occasionally get flustered when they have put their foot in her mouth. OP was laughing at her own foot-in-mouth moment.
  2. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    Quote from middleager
    a young man overdoses, is mentally devestated, a caregiver trusted with his wellbeing finds humor in his actions, uses it for her amusement, it is posted as funny.....evidently adorable is in the eye of the beholder, then again I tend to view things from a "If this were my child" perspective.

    That is the thing. When you deal with that kind of devastation day after day you have to be able to laugh at the somewhat funny aspects or you would just shoot yourself!

    O/P - I bet you wouldn't blush now......
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  3. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Would it have been so funny if it was a female masturbating?
  4. Visit  middleager profile page
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    I didn't mean to come off condemning the OP. I had a close friend who was a cop in the inner city. He is a great guy, but one night we were having a drink and he started talking about a domestic abuse case he had that day. From there he went into detail of several others he had been called in. He was laughing about some of the details and how he handled it. I was stunned, I just could not fathom how this father of three with a great wife could find humor in any of it. I know him to be a great guy so I assume that to be the case with him, it released tension at the end of a day. I recall looking around and seeing the table next to us staring, I assume the overheard. It doesn't make it right, but it does make it more understandable. Sorry if I came off as attacking the OP
  5. Visit  roser13 profile page
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    I'm not sure how this poster can be so certain that anyone intervened to help the patient.

    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle
    First off, this is something that happened in the past (as evidenced by her "Back when I was a GN...")
    Secondly, what made this adorable was that she was naive and new to nursing.
    Thirdly, I have no doubt whatsoever that the nursing staff intervened for the pt's dignity. The staff was obviously kidding the new nurse, not the pt.
  6. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
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    Quote from Ruas61
    Would it have been so funny if it was a female masturbating?
    No...
    Because the point of the story was that OP said, "What's up?" to a pt who had an erection.
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  7. Visit  NurseOnAMotorcycle profile page
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    Quote from roser13
    I'm not sure how this poster can be so certain that anyone intervened to help the patient.
    Because I have faith in my fellow professionals. I'm sorry that you think so little of yours.
  8. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    And I am sorry that so many posters do not get that you can be a wonderful caring and compassionate professional and still have a great sense of humor about the crazy things that happen without demeaning the patient.

    And I am also sorry that they do not understand that when you see something out of the norm you may laugh, even as a caring compassionate nurse.

    OP - thank you for sharing a funny story. I enjoyed it.
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  9. Visit  BCgradnurse profile page
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    I took this as a story where the OP was laughing at her own words. No one was demeaning or making fun of the patient. In that light, I think it's funny. I'm sure we've all had a little taste of our own foot before.....
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  10. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    No...
    Because the point of the story was that OP said, "What's up?" to a pt who had an erection.
    What I saw in this story was making fun of someone who was vulnerable.
  11. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    And I am sorry that so many posters do not get that you can be a wonderful caring and compassionate professional and still have a great sense of humor about the crazy things that happen without demeaning the patient.

    And I am also sorry that they do not understand that when you see something out of the norm you may laugh, even as a caring compassionate nurse.

    OP - thank you for sharing a funny story. I enjoyed it.
    We all aren't going to see the humor in the same thing. It doesn't mean we are unable to laugh as caring compassionate nurses.

    I don't think this particular situation was humorous. I don't find humor in laughing at someone in that sort of position or care for comical ante dotes by staff involving that sort of situation.

    If someone else thinks it is funny, I don't really care. I do have the right to express my opinion as much as anyone else who sees it another way.
  12. Visit  PaulaPerry profile page
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    Since nurses have been fired for similar stunts, I won't be sharing my stories. I think in view of the current HIPPA regulations, if you wouldn't tell a 'joke' in front of a representative of your State Board of Nursing, maybe you shouldn't tell it.
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  13. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
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    Quote from PaulaPerry
    Since nurses have been fired for similar stunts, I won't be sharing my stories. I think in view of the current HIPPA regulations, if you wouldn't tell a 'joke' in front of a representative of your State Board of Nursing, maybe you shouldn't tell it.
    HIPAA. HIPAA. HIPAA.

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