1. Patients with ongoing issues, i.e have been having problems with chronic pain, joint problems, GI issues.....not necessarily the reason they were admitted, but it is still a problem.
When the doctor is in to see them on AM rounds, they consistently fail to mention their concerns. (I always ask if they told this stuff to the doctor, always hear "well, no") Somehow they expect me to magically fix all these problems at 11pm.
So much easier and faster to get orders when the doctor and his team hear it first hand.
2. Ineffective coping and denial I can understand. The over the top, aggressive, shoot the messenger behaviour gets tiring. Just because your buddies smoke more, drink more, do more drugs than you doesn't mean your healthcare providers are morons and don't know what they are talking about. You are the one that almost died. Make the most of your second chance or don't. Your choice. Welcome to life isn't fair 101.
3. The ones that "move in" and then proceed to complain about everything but do their best to avoid getting discharged home.