8 Quirky Types of Hospital Visitors
Hamsa Ramesha | NursingLink
8. The Hypochondriac
The Hypochondriac’s agenda is purely selfish. He visits the patient under false pretenses, as his real goal is to float his medical theories by the first doctor he comes across. Don’t be surprised if you get a lot of hypothetical questions from this visitor, who may ask you about various aches and pains, mysterious illnesses, exotic diseases, and “theoretical” medical situations.
The Hypochondriac uses this opportunity to get his own medical diagnosis, and use the hospital facilities to his advantage. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself caring for two patients, the real, sick patient, and the Hypochondriac.