Sorry I've been so bad about posting lately...work has been so busy and nuts that I don't want to think about it, let alone write about it when I'm not there!
Apparently I'm in a spot of trouble because a patient (who happened to be a retired nursing supervisor) sent in a complaint letter about me, saying how unpleasant and unprofessional I was when taking care of her. It's a long story, and I actually only had a three-minute interaction with this person, but what the letter didn't happen to mention was that this patient actually HIT ME during the course of our time together. The "powers that be" want to have a meeting with me to discuss "my attitude." I wrote out my side of the story, and I told our associate director of nursing (who is on my side, by the way) that if they want to have a meeting about this, I'll bring my union rep and a police officer to take my statement as I file assault and battery charges against this patient. This was not some gorked-out old lady who is demented and has no idea what's going on. This was a 62-year-old woman with back pain. I'm sorry, but no matter how much pain you are in, it's not OK to hit the person who is attempting to help you get to a bed.
Thank goodness I'm on vacation for two weeks. Argentina, here I come!