Originally Posted by Aidan
??? Who disrespects RNs?
Many people are harassed by families. They don't realize we are the doctor's connection. They want their loved one cured yesterday. Then there's the ones fussing over a missing piece of clothing, or why can't the doctor come now? I work in a rehab/nursing home. One family member got out of control recently because her mother tried to get out of bed unattended and fell. Oh, the verbals we got.
Most don't realize what's going on in our heads, the constant assessments being made, while it appears we are just standing there or detecting change in physical and/or mental status so we can let a doctor know.