Being Non-judgemental - page 2

Hi, I just wondered if some experienced nurses could give me some tips on how to handle this. I work on regular med-surg floor, and this weekend I worked 3 12hr. shifts. It seemed like the... Read More

  1. by   luvkitties
    [QUOTE=Daytonite]
    Fast forward to about 3 years later. I'm shopping at a local store and some clerk with gobs of makeup on her eyes comes sashaying up to me all gooey and excited repeating "I thought I recognized you. I'm so glad I have a chance to see you again. I've never forgotten you." She proceeds to tell me who she is. I got it quickly. It was the young girl who had attempted suicide and given me a miserable night at work. She wanted to thank me. She said it over and over. You were so right, she said. Things are so different now. I'm so glad I didn't die.

    I went home and cried for hours. What a crappy way to learn a lesson. I learned it well that day.

    I cried when I read your story...it was very moving and touching. I'm so glad that everything turned out well for your patient, and that you got the opportunity to experience a very important lesson. Sometimes we all need a reminder, including myself. Thank you so much for sharing your story...bless you.

    ~Lori
  2. by   jamieRN
    Thanks so much for the advice. I do hope with time it rolls off my back a little better.

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