Is attending a patient's funeral overstepping "the" boundary? - page 6

I have a young man that has frequented the ER, and this small hospital (pediatric), that I saw come into this world, and fight for the short time he had. There was a small incident with... Read More

  1. by   caliotter3
    I was deeply disturbed when I finally found out that a patient had passed. I told the staffing coordinator that they should have informed the nurses. They did not even tell us when the Director passed away. It was like it was a big, deep secret that needed to be kept. I found that to be deplorable and a reflection on the individuals involved.
  2. by   Lynx25
    I have gone to several, enough that I went out and bought my "funeral clothes".

    I generally stay towards the back, give my condolences to the family members that I recognize, and try not to attract attention.

    The family members have always, without fail- really appreciated the gesture. I have one family who STILL visits every once in a while, and the daughter hunts me down to give me a hug each time.
  3. by   blondy2061h
    I went to one funeral of a frequent flier guy that was my age and whom I had many mutual friends with outside of work (though I was never personally friends with him). Many of my coworkers went, but it felt very awkward and it's not likely something I will do again.