Hi all! I am a new nurse so I wanted to present this to you guys to see if this would be appropriate or not. I might just be looking way too deep into this, (which I do with a lot of things haha), so bear with me!
I work in a locked acute adult psych unit and I am working back to back doubles Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so I will be the only nurse there in the morning when the patients wake up on Christmas. The majority of my patients have depression, and I was just thinking how sad and disappointing it could be for anyone to wake up there on the holiday. I was thinking about bringing in a bunch of small stockings, and writing their first names on them and hanging them off the counter at the nurses' station before they wake up in the morning as a nice gesture. (I am still lost as to what sort of little gift to put in there, so if you have any ideas they are much welcomed!)
So if you guys could let me know, would this be inappropriate? Could it be considered a form of staff splitting? Some of the nurses brought in Halloween candy and passed them out before.
Thanks for your time, I appreciate it!