I was recently informed that I am not affectionate enough with my toddler patient. I play with him, do plenty of activities with him, give him a pat on the head when I get there...not when I leave since he's still asleep. A couple of the other nurses kiss on him often, rock him to sleep, etc. Personally, I'm not comfortable to do all of that....especially kissing on him. I have rocked him to sleep a few times, but usually he falls asleep on his own. As a mother, I don't think I would want people kissing all over my child...especially a young child on a vent...too many germs.
I take excellent care of him and I am kind to him. Am I wrong in thinking that it is the parents job to come in and kiss on him? Wondering if I should start looking for another case.
Scratching my head...insight please...