Well, to be honest, no offense, but I don't find it that funny, really. . .b/c well, I just don't find it funny. I mean when obnoxious and abusive drunk comes in, swearing and caring on, I might give such a comment a quick grin; but, IDK, it probably wouldn't make me laugh, outright. Now if you called him gentle, sugar britches, maybe. . .
And I can see how some would not like it as well. . .maybe b/c I work mostly with peds and parents right now. They tend to go into hyper-protective mode with their children. They feel guilt and stress when their kids have to undergo anything painful or uncomfortable. It goes with the territory.
At the end of the day, eh. I just don't see a physician group posting such things in jest. It's not a huge deal to me either way.
All I'm saying is trust is something hard won. We may, however, take such things for granted, b/c most of us are moral and caring and competent human beings. But there is a whole lot of lack of trust for nurses and people in healthcare in general. Why undermine it further?
But as I said, I would never get my panties in a knot over it. It's kind of like the unspoken rule of making certain jokes and such, but not doing it in mixed company. People that don't work in nursing don't understand the obnoxious ED drunk that's continually abusive. And they don't get that we are still going to give that obnoxious pain in the arse good care, it's just that sometimes we say things for humorous stress relief.
so i'm just saying. . . otherwise, whatever.. .