The Patient Who Receives No Visits - page 3

I'm certain that every nurse who has ever worked at the bedside has provided care for the patient who never seems to receive any visitors. In fact, the roles were reversed nearly five years ago... Read More

  1. by   rn undisclosed name
    It is amazing any parent can leave a sick child in the hospital. I am lucky I have only had each of my kids stay in the hospital overnight one time. My son was a bit older and could have been left but he was only there to have a 24 hour EEG and not sick. They provided him with a video game system and he was in heaven. I was in nursing school and had clinicals the next day (I've never missed a clinical under any circumstances cause I was too afraid of the repurcussion) so my husband stayed the night. My daughter was admitted with asthma at 15 months and I never left her side even when she was sleeping. I just can't imagine.

    I don't usually pass judgment on my patients because I learned there could be multiple reasons why there are no visitors. It does bug me though when family does not know what is going on and all of a sudden they visit because they are hospitalized and want to monopolize all of your time and are very demanding. I do tend to notice the patient's who are not very nice don't usually have visitors and it just kind of makes me go hmmmm.
  2. by   tbjockny
    I know the feeling..I was once in the hospital for over a week, with family that I regularly talked to, who couldn't be bothered to drive the 20 min to the hospital to see how I was. You know it's a sad state when the only people to come see you are your boss and his girlfriend!