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  • Because the worst thing you can do to a patient is make them feel stupid, over the counter viagra awkward or wrong for showing up.
  • Because it is not their fault that they happened to show up on your weekly “Day of Hell”.
  • Because they may not have the education/background/experience to know what they are dealing with.
  • Because your hospital has spent beaucoup bucks advertising and promoting your facility so that people WILL come in.
  • Because sighing and rolling your eyes is not professional behavior.

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Over the counter viagra Because no patient wants to feel like they are the enemy.

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4 Comments

  • kenju
    kenju

    September 30, 2005 at 12:24 pm

    Right, no patient wants to be made to feel like an enemy – or look like a fool – even though many of them are.

    This philosophy would be good for all employees to adopt (with minor changes in application), especially department store clerks!


  • Third Degree Nurse
    Third Degree Nurse

    September 30, 2005 at 1:50 pm

    My sentiments exactly. If everybody would follow the Golden Rule of treating each other the way they would like to be treated…


  • Heather
    Heather

    September 30, 2005 at 4:59 pm

    Every nurse and student nurse should have to read this. I once heard an ER clerk tell a pt.’s wife that she was wrong about what her husband’s last name was. The wife was pointing out that they had gotten the last name wrong and the clerk said, “No, I didn’t.” I looked at her and wanted to shake her until some sense sunk in!


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    September 30, 2005 at 7:11 pm

    I recently had an ablation to put a stop to afib episodes, but prior to that about every six months I was ending up in the ER with irregular, very fast heartbeat, lightheadedness, and panic attacks. Invariably the first thing I had to deal with arriving at the hospital was a skeptical nurse who assumed I’d drank too much coffee or something. I tried to put myself in their shoes… but when I feel like I might suddenly drop dead of a heart attack, should I really be the one doing that?


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