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How do you feel about taking pictures with your patients?

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nurse79 specializes in Mother/Baby;L/D.

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SO do you guys usually jump in if they ask you to take a picture with them and baby? Just curious.

What would be a nice way to get out of it if you didnt want to..well in a polite way of course??? Just curious...

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I hate having my picture taken PERIOD. :o

So, I try not to be in the photo . . .but I'm not rude.

steph

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I don't have my picture taken, I politely tell people I don't like my picture taken and I won't even have it taken with my own family.

Sometimes they will keep on and then I have to get kind of hateful until they get the point.

I also think it is terribly rude when people (without asking) whip out a camera and start taking pictures, which I see happen a lot. It makes me pretty upset when this happens.

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nurse79 specializes in Mother/Baby;L/D.

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yea most of the times they usually ask..but usually i would prefer not to be in their photos.

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decline politely and offer to take a picture form them that works for me

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bighousenurse specializes in most anything's in corrections.

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they just had a new baby...the emotions are high, they want to remember their joy through pictures. be honored that they want to include you, you were there through the birthing process. yes, put on a smile for the camera and be a part of their memory.

 

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When I did my rotation in OB, I had pt's wanting a picture with me. I HATE pictures so I offered to take the picture-no go. I did end up taking the picture and the following week there was a card with a copy of the pic in it from the pt. It felt SO nice and made my day ;)

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I don't mind being in the pictures. I feel honored that they want me in there because it means that I made an impact on them. I do however hate being on their videos because I hate hearing my voice.

The neatest thing I had was a mom who came in with baby number 2 and asked to take my picture for the baby book. I gave my ok and she was reviewing pictures from baby number 1 to see if there was any resemblance. It turns out there was pictures of me and I had been her nurse the first time. It was kind of cool since she looked familiar but I could not put my finger on where I had met her.

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HappyNurse2005 is a RN and specializes in LDRP.

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this is their big day, their monumental memory, etc etc. very very meaningful to each family. if i did something that makes them want to remember me as part of that day, i consider it a job well done and smile for the picture (though yes, i hate pics of myself).

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babyktchr is a BSN, RN and specializes in Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery.

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I tell people I don't show up on film. (doesn't work, but worth a try)

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I don't mind being in the pictures. I feel honored that they want me in there because it means that I made an impact on them. I do however hate being on their videos because I hate hearing my voice.

The neatest thing I had was a mom who came in with baby number 2 and asked to take my picture for the baby book. I gave my ok and she was reviewing pictures from baby number 1 to see if there was any resemblance. It turns out there was pictures of me and I had been her nurse the first time. It was kind of cool since she looked familiar but I could not put my finger on where I had met her.

That isn't the way I see it at all. I'm very sensitive about the way I look (ugly as a mud fence) and I expect people to respect my objection to having my picture taken. Having pictures taken should never be forced on anyone, celebration or no celebration. Anyway, I believe taking my picture will steal my spirit, like the Indians believe.

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