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8 Quirky Types of Hospital Visitors

Hamsa Ramesha | NursingLink

8 Quirky Types of Hospital Visitors

5. The Telecommuter

Like the Absentee, the Telecommuter is rarely around, preferring to hide behind a digital smokescreen than make a personal appearance. The Telecommuter is always plugged in and reachable via phone, email, text, and even (gasp!) Twitter. But being physically present at the hospital is an impossible feat.

Whether it’s calling up the nurse’s station to see if the patient is out of surgery, or emailing the attending physician about the latest treatment plan, the Telecommuter may send flowers, balloons, and baked goods to the patient, but he will never give the gift that matters most – time.

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