I'm a psych nurse in an acute care psychiatric hospital. Nothing seems to phase me anymore when it comes to psychosis. Just when I think I've heard it all, a patient will do or say something so off-the-wall it's nearly impossible not to giggle.
Of course I had to ask the patient why they were admitted, in their own words, during their initial nursing assessment...
The only thing I knew about the patient was she was a middle-aged female, with psychosis, and that she had set her car on fire. When I asked her why she would set her car on fire she said in a matter of fact tone "So God could cook his BBQ!"
I had to grab a tissue from the table to cover my giggle and act like I was blowing my nose, quickly excusing myself from the table so I could go to the back and have a good laugh that I no longer could control. I couldn't help it, I rarely ever have that reaction. I just totally wasn't expecting that response!!! Wow! Geodon and Seroquel STAT!
Anyone else have a good giggle recently?