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Nurse as a Patient?

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by beekindRN beekindRN, ASN, RN (Member)

beekindRN is a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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On 7/30/2019 at 6:53 PM, prmenrs said:

Within her dietary restrictions, bring her a "treat" from the gift shop. Not saying that bribery works, but---it does.

I'm sure this comment was made with good intentions but this is highly inadvisable under the circumstances. 🙂

It is not a therapeutic act. There are legitimate ways to work on developing a rapport in a difficult situation. Unfortunately, this is a cheap and manipulative (attempted) shortcut that will be a barrier to this patient developing  trusting rapports with other HCPs and possibly even with the one who does this. Besides, this RN patient knows this is inappropriate, and will quickly be deciding how to use that against the one who does it. (That isn't the main reason not to do it, though).

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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On 7/27/2019 at 11:18 PM, beekindRN said:

Update: I'm back in this unit but do not have her as a patient. I have been commended by two house supervisors and three nurses on how I handled the situation. Management is VERY aware, everything was documented as close to real-time as possible, and incident reports were filed. She apparently tried to get another nurse fired during dayshift yesterday...yikes!

Y'all wanna know the real kicker? She put in for a work transfer to our unit....heck no!

Thanks for all your advice! Our Dean of Nursing had a loooong talk with her earlier today.

Holy H-E-double hockeysticks. Cheers to you. I don't know if I would have been so graceful.

As a patient myself this summer (first time in a hospital setting since I left the hospital setting in 2010) I have SO much respect for you. My nurse was caring for five other post-surgical women on the gyn floor. Crazy. Just crazy.

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