I like that line of reasoning. I guess inappropriate, and/or some forms of entitlement behavior stem from as many different factors amongst people (i.e., patient's) as there are different patterns of snowflakes - each one unique and individual based upon the person in question. So given this line of thought, it can become entangled in both genetic and learns responses? Nature plus nurture? Your thoughts make perfect sense if I am interpreting them correctly.
The patients I am thinking about specifically are patient's who don't also have concurrent behavioral health issues.
I'm genuinely curious about this type of mindset, as to how this comes to be (if it's not a behavior carried over from childhood). How do some patient's arrive at the crossroads of this type of thinking?
I personally have encountered a small percentage of patient's that truly feel all their wants should be granted right now with special disposition, despite the fact that they themselves may have played a part in creating the bad scenario they are currently suffering.
Kind of like, "The rules are fine, but they apply to everyone else, just not me" mentality.
Many of these same patient's also do not seem to give a fig about the fact that their demands or behavior geared toward having their wants granted on the instant may possibly have an impact on how addressing the needs of the next patient may also be effected, due to being a high user of medical resources without emergent need.
It's possible these patients may all be very nice people in their everyday lives, I don't know - but yelling, threatening, or demanding while asking for something sure seems to leave a bad taste in my mouth so to speak while interacting with them. I do try to cut them some slack while trying my best to remain cool and unruffled, but privately here? I admit I feel frustrated and irritated at times on the inside (like geez, didn't your parents ever teach you manners?). Please and thank you sure goes a long way in my opinion, and it's free. Sometimes I just want to say, "I'm not a genie in a bottle".