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GG66 specializes in ER.

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  1. not Reiki, just a little stroke of head and cheek while giving a 9 year old an ice pack for an injured arm
  2. Hi my fabulous ER sisters and brothers. I'm an older nurse and have been in the ER for 5 years. In my 30 years of nursing I have always used touch therapy. I find showing compassion and tenderness goes a long way to soothing a patient. I have just received a 2 day suspension for touching the head and face of a child. There was no parental complaint and nothing was inappropriate but they used the words "inappropriate touching" and said that it was too intimate. I'd really like to know how many of you will casually pat a child's head or caress a cheek when soothing or reassuring a pediatric patient. I have done this my whole career and never had a problem so I'm struggling to understand what I did wrong and why it's a problem all of a sudden.

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