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Jennifer Heisler, RN

Loved One In the Hospital? Avoid Being a Bad Visitor With These Tips for the Hospital

By November 29, 2012

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Being in the hospital is not exactly a fun way to spend a day, but visitors can make it better... or much worse.

Trust me, I've seen good visitors and I've seen horrible ones.  I've seen family members rolling around on the floor throwing punches, and I've also seen an entire high school class show up at the hospital and line the hallways to support a friend.  I've seen family members bodily removed from the hospital, and I've seen family members who were so kind and generous with their time that it brought tears to my eyes.

No one wants to be the family who has a visitor show up intoxicated, but it happens.  Find out how you can be a great visitor that people like to have around, rather than the kind that needs an armed escort from the building.

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