(Closed) What would you do? Re: humiliating hospital experience

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
9947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@heathaah:   I would report this to the hospital administration, that was unbelievably unprofessional of her!

((HUGS)) to you!  I’m so sorry you had to endure so much pain and embarrassment because of her actions.  (But if it makes you feel any better since it was a medical setting and procedure there really isn’t anything to be embarrassed about, nurses see things like this all the time.)

I don’t blame you for being upset, I would be too.  I hope you can talk with someone at the hospital to reprimand that nurse for putting you through this.  She should never have done something like that without your express consent and permission.

Maybe by your reporting what happened to you you’ll save another woman the same bad experience in the future.

I wish you all the best.

Post # 4
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Assuming she lied about her daughter being a nursing student (which at 17, I’m guessing it is a slim chance she really is a nursing-specific student), I would definitely 100% complain to the hospital. That’s not acceptable, especially since you’ve made it pretty clear you didn’t like having students around to begin with. Even if you were not all frazzled from the drugs and it was all fine and dandy like the movies, it is not acceptable for the nurse to bring her children around the patients under false pretenses.

Post # 6
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@heathaah:  My high school had a pre-nursing program and select students were able to do things like shadow doctors/nurses on their daily routines, including OB-GYN rotations. Could that possibly have been the case?

Post # 7
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Some high schools have shadow days for professions. She could have been in a program like that. 

Post # 9
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am all for students learning, but that girl was not a student. You need to report the nurse.

I would start by asking what was the name of the student who was on duty with Nurse X on X date. Don’t tell them why you are asking. Then when they say “There was no student that day.” You say, yes there was and the nurse said it was her daughter, which is unacceptable.

Post # 10
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Was it possible she was a CNA (certified nursing assistant) student?  I had friends in high school that were graduating with their CNA certifications at the same time as graduating high school, so they attended college CNA classes in the evenings and on weekends.

Post # 11
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@heathaah:  I would feel the same way as you.  I would definately file a complaint with the hospital and maybe even with your insurance company (I work for an insurance company and we do take complaints about providers.  I don’t work in provider complaints, but I’m sure if we got a lot of complaints about certain providers, it may affect payment or keeping them in network down the road…)   I’m just really sorry you were put in an uncomfortable situation, especially after a traumatic-sounding birth experience.

On a different note, how is your baby girl?  I am still in TTC-land, but I remember you getting your BFP and how long-awaited it was.  I was (and am) so happy for you!

Post # 12
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

On the up side, after seeing the complications you went through, I bet that girl is all over getting effective birth control, haha.

But really, I would definitely report it.

Post # 13
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would file a complaint and let the hospital sort out what the girl’s status was. I’d be pissed, too. 

Post # 14
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, as a nursing student, it really sucks when people deny letting us help. How else do you exspect nurses to learn what to do?? There is only so much simulation dolls can teach us. And yes, in stuff like L&D, we JUST watch. We were allowed to watch and get the throw up bags basically in our l&d roations of clinicals. Other places we get to do lots more but in the mother baby units we  do just watch. The nurse was most likely explaining what she was doing outside the patient rooms.
If she really was a student (which there are lots of high schools with CNA programs) then honestly, she did was she was supposed to, observe to learn. And LOTS of schools have clinicals on weekends because they have classes on weekdays. Now, if it was appropriate for a mother to be showing her daughter (assuming she was in some kind of nursing program) is questionable, but still, she is going to be a nurse and she is going to see lots more naked people than you.

Believe me, naked people no longer phase me, neither do any of their bodily fluids and functions. If people want good nurses in the future, they have to accept that at some point, they are going to have to allow nursing students to observe!! Really, we don’t give a crap that you look like crap, we want to learn to be the best nurses we can be.  

Post # 15
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@heathaah:  I think you should call hospital administration and complain. With that said though when I went to my cardiologist to have an EKG and have a stress test done he had a high school student shadowing him on both occasions. He was 16 and in a special program that allowed him to shadow the doc. The girl could be in a program like that but I would think they would put her with someone she was not related too.

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