does this every worry you? - page 2
In our palliative care, we call family members if patients have a sudden change for the worse and, of course, when they pass. When this happens in the middle of the night, especially in bad... Read More
Dec 27, '06Occupation: telemetry Specialty: geriatrics, telemetry, ICU, admin ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 68; Likes: 22There are many specifics involved with notification that vary with facility. But one thing that I really do not like is dishonesty. At one time I didn't like the notification portion of my job; now I view the family as an extention of my resident and as people who also have needs for whom I can care and that I may be able to meet myself or direct them to those who can.
Dec 27, '06Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 1,277; Likes: 359This is just one of those things about health care that is always going to be a concern!! And rightly so.
A couple of years ago we got a call that one of our sons had been in a bad accident - they hadn't even been able to get ahold of his wife yet. I turned into a complete basket case, running around in circles! Thankfully my husband is a cool, calm type, and was able to drive to the hospital. If I'd have been here by myself, no telling what I'd have done.
I'm very calm under stress except when it comes to my children.