Tipped? - page 5

This was too funny ... I had a patient on Saturday who was VERY high maintenance -- literally screaming (in my ear, ouch) in pain. Screaming. My charge nurse thought she was a psych patient! In any... Read More

  1. by   Riseupandnurse
    Our hospital started a program called "Thankful Patients". If a patient wants to tip, we are to direct them to this program, which funnels the money to the hospital. We are even to bring the program up if a patient says they liked their care. There are brochures in holders in the hallways. :uhoh21:
  2. by   nursel56
    Quote from janhetherington
    Our hospital started a program called "Thankful Patients". If a patient wants to tip, we are to direct them to this program, which funnels the money to the hospital. We are even to bring the program up if a patient says they liked their care. There are brochures in holders in the hallways. :uhoh21:
    I think I would have a really, really hard time bringing up the subject of money in the context of a conversation with a patient that was thanking me for their care. I don't think I could do it. If it was framed as a charitable donation, it would be easier, I guess. But still. . .my son worked as a cashier for a grocery store. They usually had a charity drive of some sort with the donation jar or the paper balloons with your name on it. He had a little memorized speech he had to say to every customer. Maybe hospitals are headed that way.:uhoh21:
    :uhoh21:

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