It has happened to me now several times since I started this ancient thread that I ended up in a place with hot glaring sun that even when I shut
my eyes and had sunglasses and it is intensely painful and I never forgot it.
I will beg and plead with you one more time, do NOT leave your helpless patients (or animals) facing into the sun!
This is a human rights abuse and not just patient abuse.
In one house, I had a hostile belligerent comment that "she can just close her eyes" which
is NOT a solution, as if I wanted to argue.
In another, I was told firmly that "You can't bow to her every whim," and they demanded that I ignore my patients request to be
kept out of the sun.
Some posters here suggested that I move the bed across the room and made it look like I was an idiot.
1. The patient's room was packed full of furniture and I would be accused of "fooling around."
2. I would have to get my very stubborn and arrogant co-workers to agree to help move the furniture aside.
3. She really just needed to be moved to another room where the sun does not glare in.
As for the first patient, (with no curtains) you first have to alert the staff not to leave them stuck in the sun before any other solution works as I can't stay there and watch them 24/7.
Eye drops are not the answer. Taping their eyes shut is not the answer. Cups on their eyes are not a solution. Thanks anyway for these
suggestions. The sun does not just burn their eyes out, it makes them sweaty.
Try standing in front of a window with the sun glaring in and see how many seconds you can stand there.
What really scares me on this thread is how many posters thought this is not patient abuse. It also scares me to think of the ones who might
become indignant and might ignore my pleas.
For the four patients I found like this there must be at least a thousand more of them still going through the same abuse which is actually
torture and should never happen. Do you really think I can walk into every building across the globe to get through to people?
How do I get people to see that this is torture? It is not enough that I have to "think for a minute!" This is about
getting thousands of people to see the problem and do something about it.