Quote from SoldierNurse22
As far as never having come across a physician in 30 years who didn't want to know about their patients being in pain, congrats. I have met several.
OP made no mention of contacting a physician. I don't assume anything. For a nurse to ask about pain meds makes me suspicious, more so with the lack of stating that a physician was first consulted. This is not a place to ask medical questions.
As far as knowing doctors that don't care about a patient suffering, I suppose maybe I've been fortunate. But maybe it's also my approach, since like I said- I have never seen such a thing happen.
And I do in fact check a poster's profile in AN before I decide whether to post my opinions, to rule out the Spam. But to suggest OP's stated history of 22 years, or even that OP IS a nurse, when none of that has been verified, is naive. I joined this forum only recently, and I can assure you that nobody asked me to verify whether or not I am a nurse, or even who I am. In fact? You continue to reply to this post, knowing nothing about me- so tit for tat.
If a nurse has a patient that is suffering, and has to resort to an anonymous online forum for advice- trust me- I will find myself a new nurse. There is no excuse.