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This is a discussion on A sign of the times in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... Is it my imagination or have things gotten really bad out there for nurses. I was just made a DNR...by gonzo1 Mar 31, '10Is it my imagination or have things gotten really bad out there for nurses. I was just made a DNR from hospital I worked at frequently with no complaints because I had a patient who repeatedly told me she was going to track me down and kill me. I was stuck with her for 6 hours listening to that. Her family even came in and told me she is a "scarey, violent" person.
I wanted to file an incident report regarding her behavior and hospital security and house supervisor both said I was over reacting and they did not want to do it.
When I worked there the next day head of security came to me and said that since I complained to so many people (security and house super) that he had to file "a damn report now"
Next thing I know I am made a DNR according to my agency, but when agency asked hospital why, they are not forthcoming with any reason.
Am also finding that administration at hospitals I work "travel" at is very hostile to the travel nurses. Usually staff is okay, it's the management that is hostile. Go figure.
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- Mar 31, '10 by oramarSorry you are being treated like this. I feel outrage but not surprise. Just validates everything bad I have to say about management in general. There are places that do things correctly but one is more likely to hear a story like yours that the good stuff.
- Mar 31, '10 by PraiserWhat do you mean by DNR ??
- Mar 31, '10 by LACAWhat does DNR mean in this sense?
- Quote from PraiserYeah, that's my question too.What do you mean by DNR ??
Because you've been threatened, your company is forcing you to have a Do Not Resuscitate?
Or . .does it mean something else?
- I'm guessing here . . . . Do Not Return?
If so, why in God's Green Earth would they choose to use those letters?
stephLast edit by Spidey's mom on Mar 31, '10
- Mar 31, '10 by JulieCVICURNI sure hope it's not the DNR that I'm thinking it is, because it seems like that's an inappropriate (and illegal) action to make someone a do not resuscitate after someone else has threatened to kill them!
- Mar 31, '10 by ChocoholicRNI'm assuming the DNR here stands for Do Not Rehire. I was confused too at first.
- Mar 31, '10 by TennNurseIt means "Do Not Return".
- Well, if either of those are true "Do Not Return" or "Do Not Rehire" . . . whoever thought of using DNR as shorthand was not very smart.