Friday, January 09, 2009

A Catastrophe Waiting To Happen

There is a lady on my service that I admitted to expedite her pre-transplant workup. Her family comes to visit nearly every day, and here is who her family members are:
  1. Husband -- the "high maintenance" type (wants to be updated every day about the latest plan regarding his wife's care).
  2. Daughter -- the head pharmacist at a nearby hospital (of note, she is not a physician, yet parades around as if she is one, by constantly demanding detailed information regarding her dad's lab values and other numbers).
  3. Son -- a lawyer ('nuff said).
Can you imagine a worse patient family?

5 comments:

tracy said...

Heh, sounds like a r e a l fun crowd...are you always this "lucky"?

Anonymous said...

On nights in CCU in a hospital in UK, was looking up axis deviation when came across your blog.

Far more interesting than axis deviation. Really funny. Know the feeling.

Nurse UK

Anonymous said...

It would be just fine if husband listened during rounds and asked a few questions afterwards, but it's never like that.

Also, why do families seem to have a problem communicating with each other? Again, communication with family is important, but why do I have to give the same explanation to multiple family member at any time of the day.

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