Apparently (so say our inspection board) we are no longer allowed to call residents by their first names nor are we allowed to use affectionate terms like dear or pet. Even though they may ask us to call them 'Betty' or may call us and every other human in the place 'dear', it is banned. This is a rule I will certainly not be following, it took all time just to get patients called residents over here and now they want it back to paitents. Aaaaaargh. We are also not allowed to give hugs or kiss goodnight, so if the patient (we all know who needs/ likes a hug!) goes to hug us we are to say 'whoa there' and if they go to kiss us goodnight, well we better run out that room. Why do inspectors insist on telling us to treat everyone as an individual and then turn around and tell us that all residents (oops patients) must conform to their standards.
Mar 6, '07
That is so sad...wonder what happened to spark that rule?
Last edit by landonsles on Mar 6, '07
: Reason: hmm...lack of sleep causes me to make no sense!