Quote from Sour Lemon
I know that I'd rather not take care of a patient who had an inherent dislike of me from the very beginning.
Oh really, Sour Lemon? Really?
Had a elderly female patient on geriatric psych who loudly complained about everybody and everything. She was an involuntary admit and she threatened to report the staff to administration, threatened lawsuits, and the whole shebang.
My work wife Eleanor, who has the patience of a saint, said the patient was evil incarnate.
At one point, I took her meds to her room, got her an extra blanket, and was oh so sweet to her.
Before I left her room, I enjoyed animatedly saying the line with a toothpaste smile and without opening my mouth, "Is there anything else that I can do for you? I have the time!"
To my surprise, the patient actually laughed!