I don't mean this in an insulting way. I've been working with a nurse since I started several years ago in this place. She's known to be a tad eccentric in demeanor but kind and harmless. I still feel she is a good person. But she tells a lot of details/stories about herself that at first I thought were interesting but then one day a traveler pointed out how she is totally making this stuff up, and it was like someone slapped me in the face and woke me up. Now I feel like I'm the only one who sees it! For example, she's told me at different times that she's going to an ivy league school to get a PhD in a science field and that she gets free tuition because her husband is a professor there. Tonight she told me that her husband is an unemployed carpenter. Another time she told me she was attending the university of Phoenix and that they had a satellite campus - which happened to be, according to her, in my hometown. When questioned where this campus was, she came up with some crazy excuse why she didn't know, like that she only takes cabs into the city and never pays attention to street names. This is just a sample of some of the (less outrageous) things she has told me. I know she is probably only doing it to get attention, but it really disturbs me that in a profession where integrity is so important, this woman just lies to people's faces with a smile every day. I have never actually caught her or have reason to believe she has done something deceitful which would harm a patient. But I'm just bit uncomfortable with it. What would you do? Should I just leave her alone?
Quote from jennilynn
I work with a tech like this. Cancer, anything that these Pts have, she's had. Sad thing is she lies when it comes to her pt care, giving baths, etc.
sucks to work with her, but oh well.
If you have proof she isn't giving baths etc, then she should be written up. That's patient neglect.
Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14