Hospice Nurse's comment. - page 2

Hello, A patient I know very well from my first job as a CNA in a nursing home went into hospice care this week. I stayed a volunteer at the facility after I left and visited him every couple weeks and over the years got to... Read More

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    What it comes down to for me is that nurses shouldn't be mixing their religious beliefs with work, especially when it comes to interacting with patients.If the patient initiates it, fine. But, to push your beliefs on a patient is selfish.
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    Sounds to me like the nurse misheard the pt's wife, and thought the comment was directed a him personally.

    I have to say, though, even if the comment was directed at him, as a hospice nurse I would think you would be comfortable enough with your own end-of-life beliefs that you would have something more benign to say than some sort of defensive statement.
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    Even as an atheist I would not "correct" or try to insert scientific knowledge into someone elses opinion. Especially at that moment.

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