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Don't you just hate it when a patient yells at you?

  1. Don't you just hate it when a patient yells at you? - Image ID: 13228
  2. 9 It's understandable when a patient yells at you when in pain. But, it's NEVER ok when they yell at you because they want something. Or, because they think they are right. Has a patient ever yelled at you? Please share your experience...

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    About Brian, ADN

    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,361; Likes: 16,507.

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  4. Visit  cardiacfreak profile page
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    Has a patient ever yelled at me? Absolutely not!
    The_Optimist and Joe V like this.
  5. Visit  Mandychelle79 profile page
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    I work behavioral health, I get yelled at a lot. Usually because the doctor has ticked them off.
    Hygiene Queen, Meriwhen, and Joe V like this.
  6. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    I hate it when DOCTORS yell at me... about not having arranged an interpreter that he needs for a patient I'm not taking care of. Yes, that actually happened once. In the hall. I told him to page the interpreter and set up the appointment himself.
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  7. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    I've been screamed at by a few angry family members in the past.

    I notice that the least-involved family members scream the loudest and act like plumb fools. They live locally, yet they've visited mother only once during her two-week stay.
    AlphaPig, bluegeegoo2, cardiacfreak, and 5 others like this.
  8. Visit  kbrn2002 profile page
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    Geriatric dementia patients, many with psych diagnosis as well....its a rare day I don't get yelled at!
  9. Visit  ceebeejay profile page
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    By grown ups and kids alike. I usually can just let it roll because of the situation. It's a form of taking control of a rough situation. Not the best way, but I try to remember it's not personal.
    Meriwhen and Joe V like this.
  10. Visit  BuckyBadgerRN profile page
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    There's a certain delightful client where I work that will curse at staff if things don't go his way, ie: light on to turn up his TV. Staff will show him which button on the remote performs that task. He curses at them. I've told them to just walk away, no need for treatment like that!
  11. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Quote from Mandychelle79
    I work behavioral health, I get yelled at a lot. Usually because the doctor has ticked them off.
    Tell me about it.

    Sometimes, it's actually more alarming when they're not yelling and have gone very quiet instead. In psych, too quiet can be just as bad as too loud.
    Mandychelle79, AlphaPig, sharpeimom, and 1 other like this.
  12. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I've been screamed at by a few angry family members in the past.

    I notice that the least-involved family members scream the loudest and act like plumb fools. They live locally, yet they've visited mother only once during her two-week stay.
    And haven't worked a day in their life.
  13. Visit  jrwest profile page
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    Had a pt yell at me - he said we all talk too much and ask too many questions. He even asked if we are trained to ask all these stupid questions.Was angry that the pt next to him talked too much.
    I guess the pt was happy with me afterwards, as I didnt speak to him any more.
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  14. Visit  NurseDirtyBird profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I've been screamed at by a few angry family members in the past.

    I notice that the least-involved family members scream the loudest and act like plumb fools. They live locally, yet they've visited mother only once during her two-week stay.
    Yeah, usually on Easter or Christmas. They won't show up the rest of the year, but they come in for a holiday and yell a year's worth of complaints. Uh huh. If you'd have been here to visit before this, we could have resolved these issues a loooooong time ago.
  15. Visit  cardiacfreak profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I've been screamed at by a few angry family members in the past.

    I notice that the least-involved family members scream the loudest and act like plumb fools. They live locally, yet they've visited mother only once during her two-week stay.
    I wish I could like this a thousand times!


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