Archive for November, 2011
When a patient from a nursing home came to our emergency department with pneumonia, I contacted the next-of-kin listed on the patient’s chart. After a fairly lengthy explanation of the serious nature of the patient’s condition, I asked the family member, “So, are you the closest relative?”
She replied, “Oh no, honey! I live in Pennsylvania.”
It is a well-known fact that ED doctors dislike pelvic exams. Our ED, in the beautiful Ozarks, is no exception. One night, a well known professional woman presented with abdominal pain.
The ED doc tried to help her relax by talking about the Ozarks. As he began the pelvic, he said, “It sure is beautiful down here.” As soon as the words left his lips, he turned red all the way to the top of his Friar Tuck hair.
He sputtered an apology and the lady, fully enjoying his embarrassment, leaned up on her elbow and said, “No one’s ever described it that way before.”
The nurse in the room received a commendation for professionalism above and beyond the call of duty!
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Karyn Buxman, JNJ Publisher and All Around Funny Gal, shares her thoughts on “What’s So Funny About Poop? Humor and Health Education.” Check it out and let us know what you think!