What would you do about a LTC resident like THIS! - page 4

Ok . . . she is a/o and confused at times, and says horrible things to the staff, and is out if control! The other day, I was nothing but nice to her. I took care of her every need, even when she... Read More

  1. by   MrsCaseyRN
    Quote from emily_mom
    Since consults are pretty much out of your job realm, just love her.

    Most of the docs I work with are really good about doing what we recommend since we are the ones who care for the pt day tp day. If I were to tell them about such behavior and ask for a psych or neuro consult they'd agree. I haven't had a doc say no yet...So you can always ask. :spin:
  2. by   pagandeva2000
    As hard as it is, do not take it personally. Especially since she is doing this to the aides and other nurses (means that you are not alone in this). I would document her behavior, tell the powers that be and ask them how they think this should be handled.
  3. by   Jo Dirt
    Well, it doesn't sound like it's personal.

    YOu won't reason with her and she isn't going to get better.
    You cannot reason with a person who is not rational and when you can look at what you're doing as a job and not expecting results like that book "How to win Friends and Influence People" you will be more at peace.

    This is a person with mental illness and the sickness will only get worse. It has nothing to do with you. The bad news is, it is something you will have to put up with.