=smartnurse1982 . . . . Yhe cases are chikldr
No need to apologize for typos! That's pretty good for sitting in the dark with a flashlight!
But seriously, giving this a little more thought. Patients or parents with kids who need 1:1 care in the home often develop a tendency to talk about "their rights" to excuse almost every behavior under the sun, and unfortunately, there are enough nurses willing to validate that for their own reasons. When that happens, everybody loses.
In reality, it works both ways. Safe working conditions don't apply to everyone except
people who work in other people's homes. We have the right to be in a safe environment. Yes, they bend the rules, but if you trip over something in the dark and injure yourself do you think they will ever give you another thought? No. We have the right to be able to assess the patient by being able to see the patient. If something goes wrong on your shift that could have been caught by a proper assessment that you were unable to do because of their quirky "rules", it won't be the parents who get the blame.
Sorry if I sound too negative, but I really get sick of hearing from these families who have been taught by other nurses
that anything goes, and maybe they are right. Nurses will be so desperate for a job they go along with it. Makes me mad. It really makes me value, also, the families who do respect and appreciate the care they or their family member receives, that is for sure!!