How do you deal with, or plan to deal with, unprofessional behavior on the part of other nurses on your unit? I know many of us come to nursing as a second career, and I've read many comments about how nurses do not act as professionally as people in other industries.
I've seen lots of nurses who just keep their head down. That might be okay to avoid stupid gossip. But what about the stuff that borders on malpractice, like not doing ROM on comatose patients but charting that you did, or not taking pain seriously and ridiculing a patient DXed with a bonafide extremely painful condition as "just drug-seeking". Or privacy violations, or racist labelling of certain groups as inappropriately demonstrative in their grief or pain?
I so don't want to become a lousy, unprofessional nurse. But I also have to survive socially. Maybe being quiet and not sitting in the break room/nurse station is the only answer? What are your thoughts?