Nursing Can Be Scary
Health Care Professionals work in all kinds of settings: hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, Long Term Care facilities, prisons, schools, home care. Each area has its own good and bad.
When I asked Nurses and other Health Care Professionals
“What is the scariest thing a patient ever said to you?”
this is what I got. From the funny-scary to the violent-scary to the downright creepy-scary, here are a few!
Punctuation added/corrected for clarity.
I was there to do wound care. “Come sit in my lap and let me show you what you can do for me,” with his older son and friend there. I grabbed my stuff and literally ran out.
Absolutely nothing...had a 6 year old on my psych rotation. He would follow me down the hall and hide behind doors watching me through the crack. Scared the crap out of me!
“I see you driving your car and I don't want to ruin my probation.”
“Listen to that beautiful music, it’s like angels singing.” Coded and died fifteen min later.
“Thank you for helping me get off.”
I have been an RN for 33 years. I have worked in Toronto, Fort Lauderdale, Little Rock, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines