Got "nurse face"? How'd you get it? - page 5
"Nurse face" = the calm, collected expression that a nurse wears I am a BSN, graduated Sept, no job yet (but looking hard), 2 years experience in LTC, and right now doing temporary caregiving/sitting work in an LTC (private... Read More
- 2Dec 30, '12 by ArrowRN, BSN, RNQuote from TheCommuterBeing a star trek fan, sounds like you are describing a Vulcan ...so thats what a nurse face is ...lolI already have a restricted affect and have difficulty showing or feeling emotions at any given point in time, so the 'nurse face' came easily to me. Some of my former and present coworkers have commented that I look "so calm."
Don't bark at me when I admit this, people. . . . .but I also have some difficulty with empathy. So when a patient is grimacing with extreme pain and rates it a 10/10, I'll quickly intervene without experiencing the range of emotions or achieving the depth of feeling that other caregivers seem to feel.
So, my 'nurse face' is partly due to being emotionally detached.