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8 Quirky Types of Hospital Visitors

Hamsa Ramesha | NursingLink

8 Quirky Types of Hospital Visitors

Nurses, you’ve seen it all. You’re on the frontline when it comes to patient care. From the most disgusting patient cases (mysterious bodily fluids and “code brown”) to the most heartwarming (pediatric miracles!), what haven’t you seen on your floor?

Unlike doctors, you don’t just deal with a patient’s medical condition; you’re often left to face the patient’s family and friends too. On the job, your people skills are just as important as your medical ones. Whether it’s lending an ear to distressed parents, or patiently listening to an angry tirade, a big part of your job is to take care of your patient and their loved ones.

Like your patients, hospital visitors come in all shapes, sizes, and attitudes. Most may be considered normal, but there are a few characters in the mix that definitely stand out. In a humorous tribute, we’ve rounded up eight examples of some of the quirkiest visitors ever to grace the whitewashed walls of the hospital.

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