I have found to ignore the out bursts works for me, by the time I get to the
pop and they don't get a reaction from me, most times it stops. Oh, and cold
jel and stronger compressions works also :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Graham" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 3:38 PM
Subject: Inappropriate behavior
> I'm wondering if anyone out there has a way to deal with patient's
> inappropriate behavior without making the situation worse (i.e. "ooh baby"
> when applying gel to a man's leg).
> Laughing it off or ignoring comments and other obscenities seems to
> encourage the behavior. Even mildly confronting the situation and asking
> them to stop makes them defensive (at best) and the rest of the exam time
> Has anyone found anything that works?
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