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Old 10-17-2007, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Mother Jones, RN View Post
I never get health care questions from my family because I'm a psych nurse. The last time someone asked me for health care advice, I asked them my own question. I said, "What are the voices inside of your head saying you should do?"

Take two Haldol and call me in the morning

Oh that's funny! Thanks for starting my morning off with a smile!
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Elocin22 View Post
Uh, yeah. My mom called me one morning and told me she had had chest pain in the night that radiated down her left arm and at the time, felt like she was going to die. I told her she needed to go to the hospital ASAP. She told me she was going for a walk.

I now refuse to triage my family over the phone. You don't listen to me, you don't get advice.
This is why I've stopped doing it, as well. My relatives, boyfriend, and friends constantly ask me for advice then promptly ignore all of it. I may have to teach patients without them responding (during clinicals, of course, because I haven't graduated yet), but I don't have to do it at home with my own family. If you don't want to do what I recommend then you don't really want to know what's wrong, do you?
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