Frustrated, need to vent!!!! - page 2

Help!!!! I am so frustrated!!! Tell me how you would handle this patient (the pt that I had last night!) Pt comes in and walks up to the nurses station and says-with a smile on her face- "Hi, I am... Read More

  1. by   mother/babyRN
    Probably can't do too much but I might have said, while sitting next to her ( and without any of her visitors present). Hey, whats really going on with you? Sick of being pregnant? Something going on at home? If she didn't open up then I would have to try the empathetic approach of attempting to understand whats was going on. Often, with the patients I have had like this, they are either sick and tired of being pregnant, drug seekers or craving attention from their significant others. Some people you just can't satisfy.....
  2. by   mother/babyRN
    And, if all that fails and they threaten to go elsewhere, I calmly (and hopefully, respectfully) mention that they have to do what is right for them and bid them adieu....