Not to be brash, but let's cut the nonsense for a moment.
All people in all walks of life and areas of work swap stories of things that raise their eyebrows, provide oodles of stress, or a well deserved belly laugh. Ever been to a fire house for dinner? How about sat around in the VFW and listened to some war vets talk? Don't even get me started on cop humor.
It is how people in stressful fields bond.
Not to mention how new folks grow, decompress, debrief and are welcomed to the fold.
My patients are my priority while I am delivering care to them. And there are things that are discussed with levity and things that deserve to be handled with a delicate touch and relayed with seriousness.
It is never meant to be disrespectful. And no, no names or blatant identifiers are ever ever
But perhaps if one did not wish to be the talk of the unit, one ought not to have crammed a candle in one orifice and the matching silver candlestick in its neighbor and then straight-faced chirped "I fell on it". Let's just ignore the fact that your lover was the one that brought you in, but didn't have the wherewithal to excuse herself by the time your husband arrived.
Not sayin'.....just sayin'.