I work with a lot of great Nurses!! The one thing that frustrates me is when receiving report, the Nurse leaving will say things like, " he or she is a drug addict or they aren't really in pain, they were laughing with their family or they were on their cell phone." As Nurses we can be a little judgemental especially with this opiod crisis. I feel like its basic Nursing 101!! Their pain is their pain, if it time to give them the PRN pain med when they ask for it; give it!! Especially if the DOCTOR has written for the patient to have it. The BEST thing to do is assess the patient , of course before and also after. Just saying
okay I'm gettinh off my soap box now.