Dating Patients - page 2

Anyone here ever date/go out/marry a patient. I personally have never done it, but have seen it happen....i recall one time a male nurse dated a patients daughter...We got her on our floor one day... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    NO, no, no, no, no, no.

    I LIKE being a nurse way too much to risk it.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    grosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
  3. by   z's playa
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    grosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  4. by   MereSanity
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    grosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


    Gross? What if Brad Pitt was your patient?
  5. by   kmrmom42
    Since all of my patients are either pregnant women or newborns I guess I will never have this issue!!! LOL (Since I am now divorced maybe I should change my specialty to find myself a new guy??!! Just kidding)
    :chuckle
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from MereSanity
    Gross? What if Brad Pitt was your patient?
    He would be just another pt. who would receive treatment and care from me, just like any other pt. would.
  7. by   ER_RN21
    I just wanted to say that I met my soon-to-be-husband ( can't figure out how many e's for finace/fiancee??) by taking care of his mother 2 yrs ago. We corresponded via email for 2 mos before meeting face to face again, and have been together ever since. It was strange in the beginning but now it is wonderful. I believe we were put together for a reason.
    And I will admit we did not exchange phone # or anything like that, I got HIS email and it was MY choice whether or not to pursue it. I am glad I did. And I have to say it would have been totally different if his mom was critcal/had died, etc. I would have NEVER dated a pt. themselves. . . too weird. Just IMHO. . .
  8. by   z's playa
    How come we're told we have to wait a whole year before dating a pt? I sound like I'm going into nursing for the guys by pursuing this but I'm curious why all of you who dated weren't nailed to the wall. Is it just here that its a year? Or do they teach us that just to say they did , then we bend the rules?
  9. by   ER_RN21
    Quote from z's playa
    How come we're told we have to wait a whole year before dating a pt? I sound like I'm going into nursing for the guys by pursuing this but I'm curious why all of you who dated weren't nailed to the wall. Is it just here that its a year? Or do they teach us that just to say they did , then we bend the rules?
    Well I did not know of any rule. . . and we kept it on the down low for sure! I still don't really like to tell the story but I am SOOO glad it happened. . .
  10. by   stbernardclub
    As long as there are hormones amoung us, this will always happen !
  11. by   curleysue
    Once when I was working in the ER as a tech a guy came in short of breath and his heartrate was really rapid. After triage I took him to his room and helped him undress so I could hook him up to EKG (wow he was buffed and handsome!). Anyways, when I hooked him up his HR was 160, so I immediately called the ER doc in and we took his BP which turned out to be 42/20. They immediately worked on him, got two lines in, called x-ray stat, O2 15L on NRB. And found out his lung was full of blood. I wanted to watch the chest tube insertion since I was a student nurse and he asked if he could hold my hand. I said okay. Well, they started giving him Versed and he got a little giggly, and asked me my name. I told him even if I said my name he would never remember cause he had been given a drug that will make you forget. Then he bet me if he remembered my name by the next day, I would have to go on a date with him. I agreed to the bet knowing that for sure he wouldn't remember it. Well during the whole procedure he kept repeating my name over and over and over, all the docs and nurses were like "your going to end up on a date with him!" Then my shift was over and I went home smiling. Coming back the next day I looked him up and went to see him on the med/surg floor. When I walked into his room he said, "Hi Amy". I just started laughing and got bright red. I couldn't beleive he remembered my name! So we went on a nice little date. But we just turned out to be friends. It was fun anyhow.
  12. by   BabyNurseBSN2006
    awhhh...that's so cute!!!
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    He would be just another pt. who would receive treatment and care from me, just like any other pt. would.

    True but the idea of dating him isn't gross is it?

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