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  • 44

    Some people post with the intention of receiving replies that coincide with exactly what they want to hear. When that doesn't happen, a few original posters have become defensive and dropped the "I wouldn't want you as my nurse" bomb.

    I do not take the defensiveness personally. I am simply grateful that my thought processes have evolved in the context that I am willing to be exposed to ideas from those who do not think like me. An online forum is not the hill I wish to die upon.

    On the other hand, some are seeking 'yes'-people, PollyAnna cheerleaders, and head-bobbers to tell them only what they want to hear and nothing more.

  • 39

    I don't want any of you as my nurses... BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE IN THE FLIPPING HOSPITAL. (true story)

    #AMA #DNR4Lyfe

  • 26

    I have no problem with providing good service/service recovery. But for the love of God, give me the TOOLS to do so. Equipment that WORKS, sufficient staff for all my patients and the TIME to do it.

  • 25

    I suspect that posters who utter "I never want you as my nurse" probably imagine that it stings a whole lot more than it actually does. It's likely something that they would perceive as a devastating blow to their own self-image if someone told them the same thing. It seems like it's most often said by new nurses or nursing students. Perhaps they picture the ideal nurse as someone who's always sweet, caring, compassionate, soothing, 24/7, whether they are on duty or off.

    The reason "you lack compassion and I don't want you as my nurse" insult doesn't even begin to touch me is:

    a) What I write on an online community has absolutely no bearing on how I conduct myself at work or how I treat and care for my patients.

    b) The poster who passes judgment on my nursing ability has never met me.

    c) The real life patients who have met me and whom I've provided nursing care to, actually tend to trust, like and respect me.

    d) It's the internet...

    So as insults go, it's pretty lame. As a general rule, if you have to resort to insults then more often than not, you've lost the argument.

  • 22

    Inpatient hospital nursing has gone off the proverbial deep end with the push for superior 'customer service,' IMHO.

    Superior patient care needs to live on. Superior outcomes need to be a predominant goal. But 'customer service'? Customer service has no place in healthcare.

    Let patient care thrive. Let customer service die...

  • 21

    All we want is better nurse to patient ratios so we can take the time to provide the care our patients need and deserve.