Originally posted by buckboomer:
We do NOT use therapeutic conversation on this board. However,please use some empathy, understanding, or avoid this board. Many have opinions, stories, etc that they want to share. I rather enjoy the different points of view to help keep or put things into perspective. I'll even go so far as saying it might be a good way of venting. Of course, everyone has opinions and many could lighten up. As a student nurse, how do you have time to read the posts? We all struggle through nursing school. That is REALLY the only bond we nurses have. Get some sleep, keep positive, and go exercise instead of reading these posts. Thanks for your comments and opinion.
I think that your advice to get some sleep, keep positive and exercise is great, all of which I try to do to keep sane, but I think it would also be great advice for those who need it, like those who are maliciously venting on others here at this BB.
I can be empathetic and understanding, but not to those who come here to put others down in order to feel better themselves.
As for how I have time to come here as a student, it only takes a couple minutes out of my day, and I enjoy reading some of the posts, like the one posted yesterday about things you can do to make your patients laugh!
As for struggling through nursing school being the ONLY bond that nurses have, I'd have to disagree, as I have found that nurses have several commonalities, and many strong ties that bind you together. Nurses are a breed on their own, nursing is a not a career, but a way of life.
Just my thoughts! Thanks for your post though, got me thinking.
4th year student