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does "you did well" followed


by a hug usually mean you kind of sucked but don't feel bad about it?

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

I don't know enough about the situation to be able to judge...........but generally, when someone hugs me and says I did well, I accept the compliment at face value and move on.

Jo Dirt

Has 9 years experience.

Not sure what it is referring to but yea, that is probably what they meant.

We all have times like that, though. I think I have more than my fair share.

So really, don't feel bad.

nursemike, ASN, RN

Specializes in Rodeo Nursing (Neuro). Has 12 years experience.

I wouldn't say "usually." About half the time, it probably means you did well.

dang, i take it to heart, and actually gloat.:D


teeituptom, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER, ICU, L&D, OR.

Last time I got a hug at work was just before my MI, and she did cause me some chest pain.


Specializes in MICU/SICU. Has 20 years experience.

Ok, I'm dying to know what you "did"!!!

nursemike, ASN, RN

Specializes in Rodeo Nursing (Neuro). Has 12 years experience.

I gotta admit, it's killing me, too.

Ms Kylee

Specializes in Med Surg, Hospice. Has 4 years experience.

Oooh... I LOVE it when patients hug me! One called me into his room in a panic cause he lost his dentures... he said he took them out when he took communion... well, long story short, I was busy and I hadn't taken out his laundry from his bath yet (4 hours later). After doing the total room search, I couldn't find them, so i took the extra top sheet I keep in the room and spread it out, and proceeded to dump the laundry bag.. guess what turned up in the gown chest pocket.... He was so worried about having to get a new set of teeth made and paying another $1800 that he worked himself into a frenzy. He was discharged the next day, and before he left, he hung around in the hallway by the nurse's station until I happened by, and gave me the biggest hug and kiss on the cheek. I've said it before, and I'll say it again... I love my patients....


Specializes in Neuro ICU, Neuro/Trauma stepdown.

well, you didnt give us much background, but i would assume it meant:

that situation sucked and you did the best you could do. i've never been hugged by a coworker other than some of the more friendly ones at the beginning of our shift.

although one girl commented that after my night, she thought i needed a hug, to which i replied 'if i wasn't sweating so dang much, i'd let you hug me!'

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