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To educate or not

Specializes in LPN.

Typically I don't intervene when someone ( like a parent) tells someone else ( like their child) wrong information, for instance medical information. I don't feel like it's my place to "be all know it all like" and educate them, they do work with a certification in the medical field. Does anyone else? Do you think it's our jobs as licensed professionals to educate certified persons? I know it's our job, duty, and job description when we are staff and we are their supervisors but in the real world off duty is what I'm referring to.

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

Typically I don't intervene when someone ( like a parent) tells someone else ( like their child) wrong information, for instance medical information. I don't feel like it's my place to "be all know it all like" and educate them, they do work with a certification in the medical field. Does anyone else? Do you think it's our jobs as licensed professionals to educate certified persons? I know it's our job, duty, and job description when we are staff and we are their supervisors but in the real world off duty is what I'm referring to.

A specific example would help. There are too many variables to answer the question, otherwise.

I tend to stop correcting people when they say they "caught a cold" or "caught the flu" because they had taken a shower the night before and slept with wet hair.

RainMom

Has 7 years experience.

My pet peeve is hearing someone say that poison ivy is contagious. I've gone round & round that argument with my husband...repeatedly. But at least he is a layperson. I've corrected coworkers when we had a child come thru with poison ivy rash & they were all wearing gloves, smh!