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by Meredithhg Meredithhg (New Member) New Member

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Is it wrong to give a patient a Daisy award nomination form after he's told me what a great job I'm doing?

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bsyrn has 18 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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Kind of....I think he might feel like you were putting him on the spot.

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Such awards have been perverted through the political machinations found in acute care. They mean close to nothing to me and so I certainly wouldn't recruit patients who might be interested in helping me win one. I try to provide the best care I can to all patients and how they choose to receive it is on them.

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RainMom has 7 years experience.

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Kind of....I think he might feel like you were putting him on the spot.

I agree. We had a nurse that started asking pts to give her a good mention when the pt received their discharge callback. Really tacky. A pt mentioned how they had been asked to be sure to give the RN's name & that nurse got called out on it in huddle by the manager.

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I agree. We had a nurse that started asking pts to give her a good mention when the pt received their discharge callback. Really tacky. A pt mentioned how they had been asked to be sure to give the RN's name & that nurse got called out on it in huddle by the manager.

Well, it's all really tacky. Soliciting customer feedback is one thing; basing every other thing on it (including judgment of employees other than those who are truly outliers) is empty-headed.

Calling someone out during huddle for trying to play these exceedingly tacky games is...tactless and beyond mean-spirited.

What a joke. All of it. But, once again, when you're the one in control, bear in mind you will get mostly what you yourself asked for.

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Persephone Paige has 15 years experience as a ADN and works as a Med-Surg.

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Yes, it's wrong. We didn't even have that Daisy crap and I'm glad. I care for people because it feels right. The higher ups can shove the recognition and the daisy.

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traumaRUs has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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@RubyVee - I get that its tacky but at a hospital where I worked, the staff nurses received a monetary reward for their Daisy Awards. 

 

And I to agree it was tacky of the hospital to hold this out like a carrot for the already hard-working staff nurses. 

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NurseCard has 13 years experience as a ADN and works as a RN.

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The Daisy award was created by the family of a terminally ill patient, who wanted to recognize all nurses who go above and beyond.  I think that for anyone to do anything to disrespect that is beyond tacky. 

 

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Tenebrae has 6 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse in Gerontology.

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if a patient gives me a compliment I would say something along the lines of "feel free to tell my managers"

 

Would I give them out one of those things, nope. 

 

Its kind of tacky IMO

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On ‎1‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 8:58 AM, Tenebrae said:

if a patient gives me a compliment I would say something along the lines of "feel free to tell my managers"

 

Would I give them out one of those things, nope. 

 

Its kind of tacky IMO

Thanks for mentioning this approach.

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Pediatric RN.

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I've never solicited Daisy nominations but know of several nurses who would pass the forms out to their patient/families like it was candy.

I worked at a facility where part of our admission/welcome packet included Daisy nomination forms. We explained it during the admit process along with everything else in the welcome packet such as how to order food, etc so it made it seem less of a big deal but still informed the parents of what it was. 

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