Mary Beth Casey
Dear Nurse C,
I know it is frustrating when an elderly person feigns illness for attention, however, sometimes this is the only way elderly people know how to communicate their illness. Not all old people re forthcoming in their symptoms and we have a tendency to overlook something that may be life threatening. This may have cut any further communication with this patient.
I’m just saying be very careful how you respond to an elders symptoms, they may be telling you something you haven’t heard before.