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Family thanks nurses for caring for difficult patient

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Such a letter, signed to boot, appeared in our employee newsletter this past week. I would post it if there was an online link, but there isn't.

These people admitted that their relative was difficult, but it was because she was a strong personality dealing with a chronic illness. They thanked her roommates for putting up with her TV shows ("Mom never missed 'House' or 'NCIS'") and "To the student nurse she evicted from her room: I hope you have a long and rewarding nursing career. It wasn't your fault; she was simply at the end of her rope."

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ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

Awww, that's wonderful. It's all ways great to be honored for those that we work "extra hard" to care for. :yeah:

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

What a great letter. Thank you for sharing.

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

Good for them for acknowledging that she was a PITA BUT-she should NOT have been permitted to make her room mate's recovery uncomfortable.That's the problem in our society-it's the "me" show all the time.

families like that are delightful to deal with.

this pt must have been a nurse in her day.

many of my worst pts, had all been nurses.

and, i KNOW i'll be one of those dreaded pts too (if ltc is my ultimate destination).

very sweet, rph.

leslie

ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

families like that are delightful to deal with.

this pt must have been a nurse in her day.

many of my worst pts, had all been nurses.

and, i KNOW i'll be one of those dreaded pts too (if ltc is my ultimate destination).

very sweet, rph.

leslie

Leslie,

I know that if I'm ever a patient in an in- patient setting, I'll be a terrible patient because I'll want to know what the nurse is doing, what meds I'm getting, what my labs are, etc. Hey, I want to be on top of my health! :rolleyes:

Leslie,

I know that if I'm ever a patient in an in- patient setting, I'll be a terrible patient because I'll want to know what the nurse is doing, what meds I'm getting, what my labs are, etc. Hey, I want to be on top of my health! :rolleyes:

i fully expect to be dx'd as a dementia pt who is totally noncompliant.:devil:

leslie

ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

i fully expect to be dx'd as a dementia pt who is totally noncompliant.:devil:

leslie

LOL, I all ready know that I'm woefully noncompliant with what my doctor tells me and lifestyle choices. :rolleyes:

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