Comic relief... - page 3

by SGroRN87

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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 minutes. He was so agitated one... Read More


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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.
    Hygiene Queen, weemsp, BCgradnurse, and 2 others like this.
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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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    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.
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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.
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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.
    NurseOnAMotorcycle likes this.
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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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    I am content to agree to disagree Ruas61. Only because you are a fellow zombie lover.
    Ruas61 likes this.
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    Folks, I did not mean any harm by the post... I was simply pointed out my wrong choice of words in this situation... I still chuckle when I think about it... Of course the patient was taken to his room... My coworkers had the chuckle at MY expense... It really disturbs me that everyone is so quick to attack... And to the poster about HIPAA... There is no identifying information here... I work casual for an attorney specializing in medical claims... This comes no where close to being a HIPAA infarction!!! Please get off your high horse!!!
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    Hey, if this were a scene in a novel, I'd laugh... Even "comic relief" would make a funny title for a short story...
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    You have expressed this all as happening in real time.

    Your client was masturbating, the nurses watched and found it funny.

    Instead of acting immediately to preserve this person's dignity they summoned you to see it and have a good laugh at your reaction.

    I find that appalling. Would it be funny if it were your husband, son, father, friend? I doubt it.

    If you think that this is appropriate or funny, so be it.

    You posted and invited comments.

    Don't like them, well that is what comes with the territory.


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