Got "nurse face"? How'd you get it? - page 5

by Cinquefoil

"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


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    Quote from TheCommuter
    I 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.
    Being a star trek fan, sounds like you are describing a Vulcan ...so thats what a nurse face is ...lol
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    Quote from man-nurse2b

    Being a star trek fan, sounds like you are describing a Vulcan ...so thats what a nurse face is ...lol
    Guess I am a fellow Vulcan as well...glad to be in great company!
    man-nurse2b likes this.


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