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  1. What a bitch! Yes, I totally had a horrible nurse when I was hospitalized for the staph infection. She was rude and mean and made me feel horrible for asking for pain medicine. Also when I was in labor I had some terribly mean nurses. I don’t understand why mean people enter a helping profession!

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    1. I know, there are so many other jobs they could do…

      I know some amazing nurses, too. Thankfully for every bad nurse I’ve had 5 good ones! Still, you should pass a personality test before you become a nurse. That’d weed out the bad ones for sure!

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  2. That is absolutely awful. You should without a doubt report that nurse–and even if you don’t remember the name they can find out because of the date and night shift schedule. What you should do is call the patient representative for the hospital–there is always one, or an office of one. Say you want to lodge an official complaint and mention her by name. And say you will also be writing a letter to the CEO of the hospital (email or contact info usually on the web) and that if something isn’t done to remedy the situation like sensitivity training, moving her to a different ward, or firing her you will use your position as a blogger to inform people of how little the hospital cares about its patients and how they may want to take their care elsewhere. Or at least, that’s what I would do. Nurses and other staff who act like that need to be nipped in the bud immediately. That sort of behavior can’t be allowed to stand by any hospital that takes itself even remotely seriously…

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    1. I did email the patient representative and lodged a complaint so we shall see where it goes 🙂 and so true…this shouldn’t happen in hospitals. At all.

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  3. I’ve always had nice nurses, except one, who had some snotty remarks during my labor. Seriously? Not the time for a bad attitude.

    I’m so sorry you had this experience. Did you make a complaint about her? Sounds to me like she should really go into a field where she doesn’t have to deal with people as much…

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    1. I did make a complaint, just waiting to hear back. And it’s true, she should maybe not deal with people…

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  4. Jeeeeez. I am so sorry you had to deal with someone like that. How can she even call herself a nurse? >_> I really, really think you should report her. You’re a patient and it is her own damn job to look after you instead of making it seem like she’s doing you some sort of favour. Even if you’re back home now, I would hate for others to be stuck with someone like her. 🙁

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    1. I did report her, here’s hoping they do something about it. Makes me sad to think about all the patients she’s made feel terrible and will continue to make feel terrible. 🙁

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  5. Wow. Makes me wonder what was going on in her life. I`ve had insensitive nurses, but never one that was so outright nasty. I`m glad you reported her.

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