What's your favorite type of patient? - page 7

On the more upbeat side of nursing, what's your favorite type of patient? Mine is a cheerful, independent, and interesting old lady or old man, the older the better, who is sharp as a tack. I... Read More

  1. by   Calgon-take.me.away
    Favorite type of patients,,,lets see. Oh, yea,,crusty old alert little old men who on the outside are gruff and rough, but once you get to know them, you get them to open up and learn that they were married one time to the love of their life whose wedding picture is hanging on the wall. The have children and grandchildren who call them pop pop and like to climb on their laps as they get a ride in pop pop's "car" down the hallways. Then you see the picture of the handsome young man in an army uniform and learn that they flew over Japan and "dropped da bomb on those Jappies." I have taken care of Sam Snede, SR professional golfer, and the gentleman who wrote all of Roosevelt's speeeches, and can't forget the little old lady with the Elvis pictures all over her room..Turns out that her daughter starred with Elvis in numerous pictures and Elvis loved her beef stew.
  2. by   jill48
    The live ones.
  3. by   adrienurse
    Last edit by adrienurse on Sep 17, '08
  4. by   RosesAreBlue
    I've always liked working with Alzheimer's patients. They're just like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're getting next! :3