A thread below got me thinking about what a pt said to me this weekend. I was told by a young (not pediatric young, but teenage in 20 year old body young) patient that he wanted to go back to the ICU because he always had a nurse there for his every need.
I did try and tell him that moving to my med/surg floor was a good thing, that he was healing from his surgeries, and that he should give it time to get used to it. I of course wanted to say a few other things to him but professionalism kicked in and I bit my tongue (it was a very difficult shift besides him).
I was wondering what you would say to that question?