I’m an LPN working with a pediatric patient in their home, and I was told by my nurse care manager I no longer would focus on the medical issues but on clients cognitive development, such as learning to read, weighting, and working with patient on doing physical activities.
I have been working with this patient for almost 3 years. Since I started working this patient has improved significantly and no longer needs vent, gtube, and is fully self abulative. But still has a Trach in place. Recently my nurse care manager came to me and told me I no longer would focus on the patients medical needs or clinical part, according to the patients mother petition, but would instead focus on the ped patients cognitive development, such as learning to read, learning numbers. Playing with patient, and working in physical activities with client. I personally feel that is not my place to be at anymore because I studied to become a nurse not a preschool teacher. And I feel sort of offended that the nurse manager would agree to me doing that kind of work without telling the clients mother that’s not what nurses do. End of story I asked to be moved to a different case, and that currently is in the process. Has anyone had a similar experience? Or how would would you react if that was you? Or any comments on the situation?