What's the nicest thing a patient has done for you? - page 4
The other day a patient baked me a homemade berry pie and brought it up to the floor with a really nice note saying some of the sweetest things! It made me feel so special!... Read More
Aug 5, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: Hey I'm now an RN!! ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 562; Likes: 1told me i felt like family to her...she told me i kept her mom's mind off of her terminal cancer, if only for a few minutes.
i guess that's the thing about working on an onc unit, people are in and out and some have longer stays, you get to know them all.
i get christmas cards in the mail from a man whose wife died 6 years ago. he never forgets me.
[color=#ff8c00]i have an angel in my curio from a woman that passed 5 years ago, she wrote me the sweetest note on a napkin and it sits under the angel. i look at it when i need a pick me up.
i feel that i am so fortunate to be able to work with these people. they truly make me feel like i can help them, even if at this point i can just get a laugh out of them.
Aug 7, '04Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 16; Likes: 2There Are Many Things I Treasure But Two Are Special:1] An Elderly Man Was Dying And His Wife And Lodger Were With Him On Admission. I Spent Quite A Long Time Through The Night With Him And He Succumbed As The Morning Dawned. Several Years Later The Young Woman Who Had Been The Old Couple's Lodger Appeared As A Student Nurse On Our Medical Unit.she Told Me That The Kindness And Caring I Had Shown Them That Night Caused Her To Change Her Career Path And Become An Rn.that Was 15 Years Ago And We Are Still Fast Friends. That Was Better Than Any Tangible Gift.
2]a Young Man,newly Diagnosed With Aids Was Admitted With Pc Pneumonia.none Of His Family Knew He Was Gay Let Alone Had Aids.his Family Were Obviously Stunned Especially His Elderly Mother. I Spent A Lot Of Time With Her And After His Death We Continue To Correspond. She Calls Me Her Angel Nurse And Blesses Me For The Kindness I Showed All Her Family. Once Again Not A Tangible Gift But A Great One Just The Same.
My Memory Box Contains Many Little Treasures,each And Every One A Remembrance Of All Those'special' Patients
Aug 7, '04Occupation: staff RN on a Neurology/Renal/Respiratory hospital floor Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 22Hi! I had a patient's mother give me a piece of Chess cake. Poor lady had a husband on one floor and a son on another, but she was really sweet. I also had a pt and his wife offer to have their friend (who owns a restaurant) bring Mexican food for lunch the next day.
Aug 8, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 213; Likes: 16I had a resident say he was going to vote for me for employee of the month just for going to get him a cup of coffee, and a pain med. and went on and on about how nice I was for doing it........that was just too cute for me
Aug 8, '04Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 576I had a homecare pt give me some iris's from her home and I planted them. Every year when they come up they remind me of her. Another pt gave me a plastic cup and saucer with a message to "Drink a cup of tea and eat cookie when you need a little break" I had just had my third baby and was stressed. It wasn't an expensive gift by any means, but the thought really counted! It's funny how much your pts can give back without realizing it!
Aug 8, '04Joined: Sep '01; Posts: 16,606; Likes: 680Quote from love-a-nursehey girlfriend! ccu-rn!!! you go girlfriend! congrats on your rn status! i've not been on the board in awhile, so didn't know how things were going with you. shoot me an email or "pm" me and catch me up on the latest with you. anyway, just wanted to congratulate you and say hello! :hatparty:when a patient ask for you by name and greets you with a hug and a smile.
Aug 9, '04Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 5,016; Likes: 14One patient ordered me a Pizza and had it delivered to the hospital, l thought that was really nice.
A month ago a 85yrs old patient made me a red feather wool scarf
Mar 21, '06Occupation: ER RN Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in 6 years of ER fun, med/surg, blah, blah ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 273; Likes: 36When I worked on the Med/Surg floor a guy we had treated 2 weeks before for either an appy or GB removal, brought us in a roasted turkey, with stuffing, potatoes & a pie. He said, "You guys were really nice to me when I was in here & I appreciated it." We really appreciated his gift too, but told him, "That's what we're here for."
Mar 21, '06Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,750; Likes: 16,271I really appreciate the hugs and yes, addressing me by name tells me I mean something to them. I have received thank yous and nice little gifts many times through the years...I have many memories and souvenirs of wonderful patients I have cared for----when I feel down or like I want to quit, I take some of these out and remember that I did make a difference in some lives.
Mar 21, '06Occupation: Critical Care nurse Specialty: ICU/CCU/MICU/SICU/CTICU ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 1,046; Likes: 69You know, I had forgotten about this thread. Glad to see it come back, loved re-reading them all. Hopefully there will be many more to come!
Mar 21, '06Occupation: 20+ yr RN Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Critical Care ; From: US ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 7,520; Likes: 4,027From an end-stage CHF frequent flier: "I always liked you, kid. Hell, better than my own kid. What's your full name and address, I want to will you my house."
I politely declined.
Mar 21, '06Joined: Mar '99; Posts: 13,361; Likes: 1,376Quote from dphrnMe too.A sincere thank you always pulls on my heart strings.
My favorite sentence is, "Thank you, nurse."
Mar 21, '06Occupation: Emergency Department Specialty: ER/Ortho-Neuro-Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 11,171; Likes: 3,262Moved from the Break Room.
I think this thread belongs here