What patient population do you enjoy working with the most? - page 3
Infants, Young Children, Older Children, Young Adults, Older Adults, or Elderly?... Read More
Nov 28, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: NICU, Telephone Triage ; Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 703; Likes: 298Quote from philosophicalInfants, Young Children, Older Children, Young Adults, Older Adults, or Elderly?
Definitely babies. I love the NICU. I've worked there for almost 17 years. I worked with adults as a CNA and 1 year after nursing school.
I've tried recently to work in the PICU and I don't like it very much.
Babies are the best because they can't hit me, bite me, yell at me, etc. If they do, at least it doesn't hurt! My back isn't breaking after my shift in the NICU.
NICU is #1!!
Nov 28, '07Occupation: Clinical Nurse Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Operating Room Nursing ; From: AU ; Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 1,390; Likes: 2,128Ummmm i prefer to work with patients who are fully anaesthetised.
Nov 28, '07Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 73; Likes: 26I prefer any patient who WANTS my help and who doesnt protest every little thing that i have to do...I did not tell /force you to come to the ER for .... also like working with anyone who isnt physically abusive to us ...love working with kids.. but hate working with kids.. guess it really doesnt matter....:spin:
Nov 28, '07Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 6,885; Likes: 12,486Overall, the elderly.
I was raised largely by my grandparents so I am familiar and comfortable with the frame of reference of the Depression/WWII generation. I hear so many of the same life stories with interchangeable details but I never get tired of hearing them.
I don't always enjoy their adult children at the bedside though, at least not in my setting, the ER.
Nov 28, '07Occupation: psych nurse Specialty: psych nursing ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 141; Likes: 72I love working with psych population, mostly older adults.
Nov 28, '07Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 167; Likes: 176Quote from philosophicalInfants, Young Children, Older Children, Young Adults, Older Adults, or Elderly?
Infants are too fragile, they scare me.
Young Children are so much fun, but then you have to deal with their parents. I can't do it.
Older Children I like less than I do younger children.
Young Adults are okay as long as they get what they want. A lot of them like that pain medicine.
Older Adults (under age 70), whine too much and act like babies when they get sick. I do not like this age group at all.
Now, the Elderly. Ahhhhhhh!!! Like a breath of fresh air. This is my favorite group to work with. I love them. They are so gracious. They have so much gratitude and don't complain at all. I love this group and wish I could work exclusively with them.