it can be a pain issue, but this post is not about a patient in chronic pain or any sort. This is about patients crossing boundaries, and WE nurses taking it like we are animals. I just dont get it. Theres a lot of risk, patients spitting at your, or hitting you, when management ask if they care the patient is now confused "...what, where am i? who are you PEOPLE" It seems like now, patients know that their word is bigger than ours, because thats the truth. a patient complains about your care, when the real issue MIGHTbe that their personal life is miserable, and they want someone to dump on, and you stick up for your self by giving them a slice of their own damn red velvet cake, and you are sitting in the office. being educated on code of conduct and threatened with a step 1.
...When a patient falls, OMG! law suit, but when a nurse is hit, " hey, write out an incident report and put it inyour notes. " like thats all thats being said. (Personally i dont care if you are in pain, thats no reason to hit anyone, cos now you just ****** off the person who was going to help you control that pain).
...And guys by God's grace, i haven't experienced any of this, but saw it happen to one of the aides who is 5 months pregnant, A patient kicked her in her face, as she was putting his leg pumps on. Like kick across the face. knowing her, she wouldve reacted but i just saw that because she needs her job she said, im fine, it's alright. and cried in the bathroom. Epic fail in this system. Like who cares for the caregivers.