Visiting hours and quality of care: an unscientific study - page 7

I work at a medium sized community hospital, on a mixed unit; meaning we have several intensive care beds on our floor, and several more stepdown/med-surg beds. We have had a change of leadership... Read More

  1. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from general e. speaking, rn
    haven't read all the posts, so forgive me if this has been discussed. we have all private rooms at my (10yr old) hospital.
    where are you -- i'd love to be a patient there instead of where i work!
  2. by   canoehead
    i want to point out that the resources in hospitals vary. so the hospital with enough resources to fund and complete a study about visitors probably has a different breed of patient/visitor. hospitals that are just keeping their heads above water with patient care are less likely to be involved in research. so the studies are skewed towards the populations with more resources (and coping skills- ya i said it.).

    a study done in suburbia doesn't mesh with reality in the inner city.

    ""[color="sienna"]we were able to visit at our speed". you "deserved a visit because you made an hour trip to see her".

    you never ackowledged the fact that she might have been too tired to see you, but since you have come such a loooong way, she felt obligated."

    exactly what i was thinking. when i'm ill i don't want to see or speak to anyone for more than 20minutes, let alone entertain until midnight.
  3. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from ruby vee
    where are you -- i'd love to be a patient there instead of where i work!
    texas... right to work state.