OH I didn't realize taking care of patients is a one person job exclusively! Oh wow, do they get mad if a RT/PT or even MD comes in and helps? Or a CNA? Wow...
I would find out WHO wants to play posessive patient, and avoid them as long as it is safe for the pt! If not, I would document what I did and why like CRAZY in the charts! If for some reason admin can't take it...BYE!!!!!
What part of being a nurse and pt advocate falls under 'can't touch this..it is mine" theory????
However, there are some that do try to take over pt care...I have seen it, and maybe have done it on pts I have worked hard on and don't want it messed up! LOL! In that case..you have to watch toes...try to be considerate and not stomp on toes..step maybe...stomp no...depends on the other nurse on how you go with that....
I am easy going..I accept help and thank people for it...even if I feel that it may not fall in line with my thinking. I also am well versed in how to poliety acknowledge their views, and still go with my own if I feel necessary! And art that takes time, and is always dynamic!
I would be talking to admin and saying directly and without wavering "what is it that I did wrong in regards to patient safety and treatment in these situations?". And if they throw up that whole continuity or stepping on another nurses toes thing...I would simply REPHRASE "and this is hurting the patient or risking pt safety by........what?".
Also..quoting the mission statements at most hospitals will get the debate done when put into favor!
That is typically a win win if you don't have a evil administration! LOL!
Good luck! Use your social skills and goals as a nurse in your favor and stick up for yourself! I find, although quite anxiety provoking at times...is the best answer!