A weighty issue - page 3

As a nurse, do you feel pressured to maintain a healthy weight because you are looked upon as a role model?... Read More

  1. by   kea6783
    Quote from RNPATL
    I think it is even more than a weight issue. I feel pressure just to live a healthier lifestyle overall. Like the previous poster said, I also deal with lives that are very fragile and full of illness. I think the pressure I feel might very well be self-induced pressure, but how can I encourage lifestyle changes, if I am not willing to abide by some of those changes myself. So, to answer your questions, I would have to say yes.

    I noticed you said you work with Veterans, just curious to know if you work in an Army hospital as a civie contractor or not??
  2. by   RNPATL
    Quote from kea6783
    I noticed you said you work with Veterans, just curious to know if you work in an Army hospital as a civie contractor or not??
    I actually work for the VA hospital in my local area. Have only just started with them, but love it.
  3. by   luvallbabies
    Quote from Spicey1
    As a nurse, do you feel pressured to maintain a healthy weight because you are looked upon as a role model?
    I haven't read thru all the responses but I was worried about the weight issue,w/ having all 4 of my kids at the same hospital almost every single nurse was way way waaayyy overweight in the mother baby unit,, I would like to work in the delivery unit but I was worried that in that part of the hospital , maybe work was to relaxed and the nurses just gained weight sitting there doing paper work while every 4 hrs bringing pt their meds????please correct me if I am wrong
  4. by   kea6783
    Quote from luvallbabies
    I haven't read thru all the responses but I was worried about the weight issue,w/ having all 4 of my kids at the same hospital almost every single nurse was way way waaayyy overweight in the mother baby unit,, I would like to work in the delivery unit but I was worried that in that part of the hospital , maybe work was to relaxed and the nurses just gained weight sitting there doing paper work while every 4 hrs bringing pt their meds????please correct me if I am wrong

    I don't think it has anything to do with being relaxed, it's just that being busy and working wierd hours you don't eat a balanced meal. You could be busy and eat very little but if its the wrong food, you keep extra weight.. Ex. A: ME! Well, being busy and living the student life.

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