Updated: Mar 3, 2020
Published Dec 5, 2012
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I never said that I was against all dark humor, but it doesn't feel right to joke about intentionally hurting the patients in which we are entrusted.
It's one thing to talk about with your co-workers, but it's quite another thing to put on allnurses.com under the administrator's name, as though the website endorses this kind of humor. brian, I know this is your website and you can do whatever you'd like with it and I'm here on your own good graces. But I feel like this is a bad representation of nursing, not to mention unprofessional. anyway, have a nice night folks.
imintrouble, BSN, RN
I gave this thread a second look, and I still think it's funny.
However, I will admit a lay person might not see it in the same light as myself.
Kooky Korky, BSN, RN
I hate seeing threads with titles like this. I know you mean it humorously, but I really don't think it's funny.
There are some nut case nurses out there who really might enjoy inflicting punishment on patients they find offensive for some reason.
There are some control freaks out there who might enjoy hurting people just because they can or because they feel powerless in some way in their personal lives.
Anyway, just my 2 cents.
BostonTerrierLover, BSN, RN
I would hate to see the criticism here if he didn't add the joke disclaimer. We got hurt feelings from a satyrical IV joke. I guess humor is like dimples, you can't develope dimples:)
I reread the whole thread (rhyme every time). Still think it's funny.
Here's one of my favorite inappropriate remarks: "It's time for your pillow therapy." Patients usually think it's a humorous allusion to nap time if they overhear it. Little do they know that I really mean a DIRT nap, tee hee. (Jeez, lighten up. I DO NOT advocate pillow therapy, but it sure is fun to imagine it.)
hiddencatRN, BSN, RN
BostonTerrierLoverRN said:I would hate to see the criticism here if he didn't add the joke disclaimer. We got hurt feelings from a satyrical IV joke. I guess humor is like dimples, you can't develope dimples:)
The only thing that ever offends me about the jokes and cartoons posted on this site is that, all too often, they're simply not funny. I expect LOLS when I open a humor post!
I'm surprised that anyone would take this seriously or offensive. It's CLEARLY meant to be a joke.
I find humor in it and I actually HATE even giving injections. I mean, I'll do it and I can do it well, but I hate giving injections even more than I hate starting IV's. I don't like getting injections (so I always just turn my head and don't look) so if there's someone else who CAN do it instead of me then I always step back and let them. I just hate to inflict pain, even if it's as minor as a shot, on anyone...even people who have been IV drug users...weird, I know.
Still, it's a funny joke.
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