Does anyone else refer to patients as "friends"?
I'm not saying that you are actually friends. I'm not suggesting anyone takes their ICU patient out for a beer. But I feel like I hear things like this:
Nurse: "Our friend in room 305 is asking for more morphine again."
In writing this post, I'm realizing that we tend to use the word "friend" to refer more to difficult patients.
With that in mind, it worries me a little that the teachers at my kids' daycare refer to all the kids as "friends."