when THAT family "fires" you

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Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

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bluegeegoo2, LPN

Specializes in LTC. Has 11 years experience. 1 Article; 753 Posts

Jeez, I've TRIED to get "fired" from a couple of particularly difficult resident/families but NOOOOO.... (...Dons asbestos suit...) Dare I say I was grateful when they passed? One of them in particular almost ran me out of nursing entirely. It was that bad. Sometimes, getting "fired" is a blessing. One less trying situation to contend with.

annabanana2

Has 2 years experience. 196 Posts

Jeez, I've TRIED to get "fired" from a couple of particularly difficult resident/families but NOOOOO.... (...Dons asbestos suit...) Dare I say I was grateful when they passed? One of them in particular almost ran me out of nursing entirely. It was that bad. Sometimes, getting "fired" is a blessing. One less trying situation to contend with.

I have been grateful before when a patient has passed. No shame. I obviously didn't make that known at work, but definitely went home and was quietly happy/relieved.

Conqueror+, BSN, RN

Has 28 years experience. 1,457 Posts

Had that happen recently. The pt was pushing 100 so I didn't feel bad that the 70 something year old whiny mommas boy had to pack his tent and roll out when she died.

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,410 Posts

I do a big yeeha!!!!

KatiescowLPN, LPN

1 Article; 9 Posts

A lot of times family just once someone to talk to. While it may not come out as kind and sometimes they can be just plain mean. But this is when we need to practice our patience most! It's amazing how the right wording and sometimes just hand holding can make the biggest difference in someone's day.

ArlyleRN

43 Posts

You should document accordingly. I suggest something like the following:

"That family fired this nurse although this nurse did everything for that family that this nurse could do. That family has requested that nurse and this nurse has informed that nurse they are to become this nurse for that family. This nurse has signed off on that family and report given to that nurse for that family. Legal nurse consultant notified by this nurse and has warned this nurse to beware because that family may hire a PI. This nurse suspects that family of singling out this nurse for wearing a mask as result of this nurse declining the flu shot, which is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged if this nurse is to continue to be gainfully employed. Will continue to monitor."

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That nurse suggested this nurse to edit. Will continue to monitor

NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN

Has 20 years experience. 1,597 Posts

The worst is when the "problem families/patients" REQUEST you...your supervisor grants their request....and it's usually the super demanding/psych issue ones on the medical floor that do it. Drove me to FLex Pool...at least my assigned unit was likely to change the next day!

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice. 3,844 Posts

A lot of times family just once someone to talk to. While it may not come out as kind and sometimes they can be just plain mean. But this is when we need to practice our patience most! It's amazing how the right wording and sometimes just hand holding can make the biggest difference in someone's day.

And sometimes it just does not matter what you do,you become the target.And it's ok.....Especially when you are dealing with end of life issues,emotions run high.