My beloved is having surgery tomorrow in a hospital I worked in before I was a nurse and has the nursing school I went to as well. During the anesthesia interview the RN seemed to doubt if I would be allowed into the pacu to see her. What do you think? Should they extend so professional courtesy to an amiable fellow RN? Why or why not? Thanks for your input.
Aug 15, '06
Quote from HelenofOz
Professional courtesy also means NOT expecting better treatment because you do, or used to, work/study there.
Yes Helen, that is exactly what it means. That is why it is a "courtesy". You're getting a little "perk" that others wouldn't get because you (theoretically) recognize this person as a peer and you want to extend a little special treatment to them because of it.
Edited to add: When I worked in PACU briefly, we used to allow loved ones to come back all the time to see patients, for a brief period to be sure, but to reassure the patients and their loved ones, I'm not sure why this gentleman is getting such a hard time?
Last edit by SharonH, RN on Aug 15, '06