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Your patients thoughts on YOU

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by iscreambiebah iscreambiebah (New) New

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I thought it be educational for psychiatric nurses to hear what there patients actually think of them. As a former psychiatric patient,(obviously better now) I have experience with psychiatric nurses.

So if you have any questions, comment below :)

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Mandychelle79 has 2 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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My patients ( specifically the ones who are there frequently) are very comfortable telling me what they think of me.

Some ask me how in the heck I have the keys when I am as crazy as they are

Some tell me I am one of the ones who treat them like they arent crazy

Some tell me that they have been told by the other patients that I will do anything that is needed to help them but not to step out of line/ try to intimidate me because it wont work out well.

Many of them tell me that they can tell I actually care about them and Im not just there for a paycheck.

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Stephalump has 2 years experience and specializes in Forensic Psych.

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My patients are pretty open with what they think about me, as well.

My most frequently gotten comment is that they enjoy my bubbly personality - that is raises the mood of the unit when I'm there, and they're very sensitive to any deviation from that.

They know I won't deviate from the rules, but that I'll fight for them if I feel they've been mistreated in any way. That gets me into trouble sometimes.

They also know I can get caught up taking to patients/staff and I may be slow getting non-urgent things done 😂.

So OP, what were your thoughts on your nurses????

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wingding has 4 years experience.

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I'm the nurse that treats them like human beings, with dignity & respect. I am the nice one. I am the ***** I am the funny one, the one that doesn't care, the one with no heart. I'm the one they want; the one they don't want. I'm a witch, cursed, marked by the devil (birthmark on the face); I'm an angel. I'm a nurse --- I am whatever I need to be at the moment.

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gzussu has 3 years experience.

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Oh. You speak for all patients then. I apologize. I'll have to pass.

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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I was inpatient recently and had great nurses throughout my stay. One taught me some meditation and breathing techniques; several others sat with me and talked as if I were their only patient. They were amazing.....of course, being a nurse myself meant we all spoke the same language, but as they had to remind me on occasion, I was Viva the patient, not Viva the nurse. We also had really good staffing, 1:4 on day and evening shift, and 2 nurses for 11 pts. on nocs. Overall I was very pleased with my IP experience, and I give the nurses a lot of the credit for making my stay valuable and productive.

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SouthernPsy specializes in Psychiatric.

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The good - "You are the only person that has actually listened"

The bad - "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU, BOY!" (because I would not let him leave.... because he was committed).

The ugly - It's not appropriate to explicitly state here, but it involves being called multiple curse words.

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2 Followers; 14,620 Posts; 106,365 Profile Views

None of my clients have ever seemed particularlly shy about letting me know what they thought of me ... :)

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