Re: Question about patients calling for help.August 11 2008 at 1:23 PM
|Amanda L. |
Response to Re: Question about patients calling for help.
Thank you for your candor. I had a conversation with a close friend (former CNA) and talked about “sundowner” patients, etc. This situation was at a large hospital on a general med/surgical ward. I still have a few people that I need to talk to. This really bothered me. One of the patient calls was completely legitimate - assistance to the bathroom. Due to the hostility of the nurse (I think) I didn’t stick around to find out about the second patient. My friend went on to talk about watching first year nurses, CNAs, etc. run at every call and the more experienced ones know what to pick and choose. I am trying to understand this mentality, but it just seems so against what I thought patient care stood for.
As for the patients crying wolf like the one that you just described, could they not call a social worker, therapist, or psych consult to deal with the attention getting issues? It just seems strange to ignore a patient under any circumstances.
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