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onpatrol98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 03:45 PM
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126. Grandmother...
You truly do have a good point. My great grandmother had family members locked in a bathroom while she stood outside the door with a knife. We're talking a really, tiny, woman WITH A KNIFE and an attitude.

Now, of course, at this point in her life, once she was placed in a nursing home, her wishes were carried out through her family members. She could have made some nutty statement about not wanting certain people to care for her AND NO ONE would have taken it seriously.

As much as I understand that we would like to be sympathetic to this old woman, we don't know that dementia was a problem WHEN SHE MADE THIS REQUEST. She could have very well been in her right and just bigoted mind.

I'm trying to put myself in the shoes of the nurse. I think I would have gone to find a white nurse. Then again, this isn't the field for everyone.

It's definitely not the field for me. I don't care how old or sick you get, I don't want to be mistreated by you. I'm not meant to be a nurse. Thankfully, the world is full of great people who have that calling. I know people who work in nursing homes. It's not an easy job.

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