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I work as a pediatric homehealth. My patient is so difficult that I am at the point that I am ready to quit. I work 50 hours a week, which I have ask the agency to give me only 40, but they have excuses that they are looking for someone. My patient cries so much, she has cerebral palsy and 14 years old, and cannot talk, poor soul. Last time I ended up crying in front of her mom because mainly, my patient moves so much that she ends up with bruises. Mom makes me think I do them (Yes I do report everything), but I wouldn’t hurt a fly. Should I quit, ask for another case, or what should I do? Has this ever happened to anyone?

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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It sounds like moving on to another case is not a bad idea. You are in moral distress and don't have a good partnership with the mother, probably through no fault of your own. Its okay for it to not be a good fit and to seek out a different client.

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24 minutes ago, Nurse SMS said:

Thank you. I am looking now for a hospital. I am also new nurse, I really need experience. I truly believe this patient needs someone with experience with this type of care.  

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OP - To keep your post confidential I would change your user name.

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I do not have a real name here. Thank you.

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