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Covid Abuse!

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Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

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A man in Canada has punched a nurse in the face for giving his wife a Covid vaccine. 

Just wondering what sort of abuse has other nurses suffered from the public or even patients and it doesn't have to be just giving Covid vaccines. 

Man punches Nurse for giving his wife a vaccine!

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

Generally people are becoming super bad-behaving. They punch the teeth out of flight attendants who ask them to put masks on.  They brandish guns at fast food places who ask them to place their order to go because they have no staff. They push and shove and kick others. They are generally dangerous and disruptive. This pandemic has brought out the a-hole in them all! It was always there, now they show their true colors.

Sadly I am not surprised at this story; it was a matter of time.

toomuchbaloney

Has 43 years experience.

2 minutes ago, SmilingBluEyes said:

Generally people are becoming super bad-behaving. They punch the teeth out of flight attendants who ask them to put masks on. They push and shove and kick others. They are generally dangerous and disruptive. This pandemic has brought out the a-hole in them all!

Indoctrination is dangerous.  A large number of Americans are indoctrinated by their media choices to feel very emotional and angry about pandemic mitigation. Some of these individuals are angrier than others and their media excuses thoughts of violence in response.  That's called radicalization. 

Alcohol is removing the social restraint that might otherwise moderate the behavior of these people.  If they stopped serving alcohol the incidence of this type of behavior would drop. 

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

Unfortunately many get drunk at the airport bars before they ever get on so not giving alcohol on the plane is not necessarily going to fix this. But I do believe not serving alcohol is good anyhow. Some people get mean on it.

toomuchbaloney

Has 43 years experience.

4 minutes ago, SmilingBluEyes said:

Unfortunately many get drunk at the airport bars before they ever get on so not giving alcohol on the plane is not necessarily going to fix this. But I do believe not serving alcohol is good anyhow. Some people get mean on it.

That's what I'm talking about.  They need to stop serving alcohol in the airports to airline customers.  It's clearly increasing physical altercation rates while these fools are so inflamed by pandemic mitigation. 

lMCRN

Specializes in Multiple.

Seems like a click-bait story, why was he there if he did not want her to get vaccinated, seems unlikely that she would tell him if she knew he did not want her to get the vaccine? 

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

22 hours ago, SmilingBluEyes said:

Unfortunately many get drunk at the airport bars before they ever get on 

The airlines ask you to get there hours before the flight takes off. The bar is always open. I am thinking the airport wants the revenue from the bar but the outcome of serving bored passengers waiting for their flight's boarding is obvious. 

It's also time for "the customer is always right" to go away. What nonsense to begin with.

Like nearly every other good thing in the universe, customer service has an extreme and a point at which it is unsustainable.

Healthcare corporations have pushed customer service to the extreme; to the point which people actually do get hurt and patient care objectively suffers. I know why it is important to involve and listen to patients and families, truly. But making very basic customer service issues part of the reimbursement mechanism was a big mistake because hospital corporations can explode any good thing and turn it into a raging dumpster fire.

I was recently in a hospital where I passed a few signs in halls and elevators that had a really nice statement about how the health care team is there to provide best care to patients and that persons demonstrating any sort of verbally or physically violent behavior would be removed from the premises. What's sad about that is that I've been in other hospitals in the area too (different healthcare systems), and they would NEVER post such a message that might offend some of their customers. They should be held accountable. I think if you're not willing to tell customers that aggressive behavior against staff/employees will not be tolerated then you don't deserve to be in business.

lMCRN

Specializes in Multiple.

OMG thank you! When I was a new grad in a busy level one trauma center my head nurse who was  a viet nam vet would pull interns and patients aside and say “you will not speak to my nurses that way or you will be removed from my ER”. Fast forward greedy MF managed care,  someone figured out you could make money from ins dollars, and I have many many “McDonald’s the customer is always right” episodes. From being punched in the chest by a pt w a surgeon laughing to being bit in the arm in the ER when I was 16 weeks pregnant and she was hiv, hep b and c. Socialized medicine hells yes! 

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The man appeared to be shocked that his wife was vaccinated at the pharmacy “without his authorization”, and hit the nurse in the face, Carrier added.

So not only is he a violent jerk, but he clearly thinks his wife doesn't have the right to medical autonomy.

I feel for the nurse, but even worse for the wife.

JBMmom, MSN, NP

Specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care. Has 9 years experience.

5 hours ago, JKL33 said:

It's also time for "the customer is always right" to go away. What nonsense to begin with.

This x1000!! We saved your life but you didn't like the soup= bad Press Ganey score = ding for all the nurses. It's as if safe and competent medical care is no longer the focus of our jobs, it's making sure they feel the customer service has been up to their standards. It's ridiculous. 

We had a stop light show up in our ICU. Apparently someone had complained that it was too noisy on nights. The stoplight was noise activated and recorded how many times we hit "red" in a given shift. Well, that stoplight was right near the nurses station with the monitor alarms and guess what triggered it, the monitor alarms!! So, our lifesaving equipment kept you up and that's a problem?! I unplugged it one night over a year ago and no one has ever plugged it back in. Ridiculous. 

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

7 hours ago, lMCRN said:

 Fast forward greedy MF managed care,  someone figured out you could make money from ins dollars, and I have many many “McDonald’s the customer is always right” episodes. 

It was actually Sam Walton (Walmart)  that made "The customer is always right" a mainstream idea. Though the concept is from the early 1900. 

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