So, maybe it's just me. But, after working in the south for a few years then coming out west...it seems like the general pt population here has more respect and is just nicer than the patients I cared for in the south. I hear many more thank you's and I appreciate what you do now than I did working in the south. Also, my opinion is valued more and I'm not treated as badly as I was at work by the patients. I can't remember the last time I had a paranoid family member talking about suing the hospital or any of the other crap I had to deal with back home from my patients.