Nurses: How Do You Feel About Your Patients Being Nurses? - page 4
Or worse yet when their family members are nurses at the same hospital. Well I recently went per-diem at my ER job and worked my first shift back in a month and a half. (Thank God I wasn't as... Read More
0Dec 31, '12 by SaoirseRNQuote from jennilynnI tend to agree with this ... Not to say that every nurse is the perfect, understanding patient/family, or that every member of the above groups are horrid, however I can honestly say I have had more problems with ex-nurses (long retired, or those long removed from acute care), nursing students, and people who just work in a hospital or clinic.I have no problem taking care of other nurses. I have had issues with taking care of ancillary staff that think they know more than nurses (pharm tech, X-ray tech, OR transporter) but I get through it.
I find that most nurses do not walk in to visit or as a pt, waving their license around. I sit and quietly observe.
No disrespect intended to the above mentioned groups. This has just been my experience.
0Jan 2, '13 by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorPersonally, I don't mind at all if my patient is a nurse...if anything, I can talk in "nurse" to them. However, most of my patients are not comfortable bringing up the fact that they are nurses, so unless they tell me they are a RN/LVN, I don't address it.
As for myself as a patient, I don't go out of my way to bring it up, but I don't deny it either. Though I'm sure that just from talking to me, the nurses whose patient I am have probably figured out that I know a little more about what's going on than their average patient
0Jan 2, '13 by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from That GuySame here: Nurse patients are great. But while most mean well, the nurse family members can drive one crazy.For the most part, they have been great. Its the nurse family member that makes me want to jump head first off our helipad.