**nurses Who Eat Their Young Should Be Kicked To The Curb*** - page 7

We are in the realm of evidence based practice where nursing "traditions' have little value. This should translate over to the tradition of nurses who eat their young. We've all met them..usually... Read More

  1. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from burn out
    Then there is a herd of dinosaurs at the teaching hospital I used to work at. Those poor residents didn't know what was hitting them..talk about leading lambs to slaughter they not only got eaten as the young but practically molested before it happened. It was shameful the way those "nurses" acted around them.
    POOR RESIDENTS?!?!

    Give me a break. There have been residents/MDs that have asked ME out. And I am at least 10 years older than most, middle-aged, and while not slovenly, I certainly don't dress to impress on the floor. Nor do I indulge in pursuing them.

    I have to figure that they just do not get out much.
  2. by   Tweety
    I have to admit I've seen a few nurses mistreat interns and residents, but am not going to stereotype that nurses "eat their doctors".
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from suziesunshine
    There's something wrong with bullying and taking frustrations out on other people ...I've seen may a bright and enthusiastic young person enter the field only to leave because of nasty women.
    It's not a critical lens. It's a matter of observation over the years.
    Speaking of 'taking frustrations out on other people.....:trout:
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Mulan
    deny it all you want, nurses do eat their young, their old and each other
    Thank you for coming up with a profound solution to the problem
  5. by   Mulan
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Thank you for coming up with a profound solution to the problem

    no intentions of offering a solution

    denying it certainly doesn't solve the problem
  6. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from Mulan
    no intentions of offering a solution

    denying it certainly doesn't solve the problem
    Neither does whining ad nauseum about a pseudo-crisis.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Mulan
    no intentions of offering a solution

    denying it certainly doesn't solve the problem
    Insisting on repeating the poor excuse/stereotype only reinforces it, and does nothing to help the actual problem.
  8. by   bren3299
    Quote from sandlewood_nurse

    I don't give a flying **** about nursing traditions, and how it used to be. We have evolved, in Canada every nurse that graduates has a four Year Degree. It makes me so angry when I see how badly nurses treat each other. Its just not right, we are professionals, we work hard, and we deserve better.



    Just wanted to let you know that there are still diploma (RN) programs in Canada. I teach at a Community College in Manitoba that offers an "Accelerated Diploma" as well as a degree (BN) jointly with the University of Manitoba. So there are still new grads without a four year degree in Canada.

    Brenda
  9. by   Mulan
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Insisting on repeating the poor excuse/stereotype only reinforces it, and does nothing to help the actual problem.
    oh, so now you admit there is a problem?
  10. by   anonymurse
    Quote from MLOS
    There are jerks in the world, and statistically speaking, you're going to cross paths with them x percentage of the time. It's one of life's variables that can't really be controlled.
    Well, yeah it can, by careful choice of unit based on unit culture. Every unit has a distinct culture. Some are "I got mine" and some are very nurturing.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Mulan
    oh, so now you admit there is a problem?
    Uh, where did i deny there was a problem?
  12. by   Mulan
    maybe by post #31?

    and what's with the finger wagging, do you do that to people when you talk with them in person too?
  13. by   Cattitude
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Seems to me, you will come from a point of weakness. It would probably serve you better to take my earlier (and others' too) suggestions to become more assertive and positive and less "I am running to my lawyer'ish". In the long run, you would do better in nursing, and in life, if you learned how to deal with bullies yourself. They are everywhere. Not just in nursing school/nursing. Learn now or you will keep having trouble, everywhere you go.

    Best wishes.
    Again I agree with you and am disappointed that the ones yelling about being eaten are not addressing your posts.
    Why on earth can't people just stick up for themselves? Don't be a victim for goodnes sakes!
    It doesn't matter where you are in life, if you present yourself as confident and self-assured, you will not be bullied. If anyone tries, STAND UP for yourself. They will back down! Did anyone claiming to be eaten even look at the links posted by SmilingBluEyes?
    Educate yourself about bully behavior. 'Nuff said.

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