ER last night made me mad! - page 7

:rolleyes: did you guys hear nusre sam ask abby if she could take her shift the next day, and dr. weaver said let somebody else do it, "we don't need our residents to be seen slinging bedpans."... Read More

  1. by   ham22
    [size=3]i am also not wanting to watch er anymore. it really has become so much of a sappy soap opera i can't stand it. i think the final straw for me was having carter and kem lose their baby. it probably does not help matters that i am 7 months pg myself. and for them to show the tiny little baby foot- -too much! i just didn't see the point in it and thought putting that in for a storyline was just uncalled for. why can't carter just have a baby and be happy? in fact- why can't any of the characters on there be happy or partly normal for that matter. they make it out like there is not one person with a normal healthy, happy life in the medical proffesion.well that's just my opinion!



    "if you don't move your body, your mind thinks you're dead!" -sylvia browne
  2. by   serene992
    As a group of caring professionals, I feel that caring needs to begin within and demonstrated to our own peers first. I believe we need to support, encourage and lovingly lead by example to promote a sense of unity rather than division within our profession. To improve the care of patients and our health care system we need to be unified and respected as nurses, beginning first to practice that with each other.
    Hugs,
    Carol
  3. by   Drysolong
    Quote from Monist
    Helping someone onto a bedpan who can't get out of bed to use the toilet is perhaps the greatest honor you will ever have in this world. The rest (money, credentials, power) is all just smoke and mirrors. Cleaning someone up who has soiled themselves is the greatest act of kindness you will ever do. Shows like ER aren't real, so who cares how they portray anything?

    When you see the truth, you will see that God has played a big joke on those who must elevate themselves to the status of emporer or die trying. If you can't see the incredible honor, dignity and power in being the person who provides perineal care to an incontinent patient--then you're in hell.

    The Monist
    Yes, shows like ER aren't real, but to many impressionable TV viewers they are.
    I feel it's important that TV shows show some accountability for their characterizations.

    The now-defunct TV show. "City of Angels", set in an inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood portrays nurses as hard-working and important medical team members. (Reruns are on the cable channel TV-ONE)
    P.S. I am a beginning nursing student who can't wait to join your ranks.
  4. by   cheleandco
    Anyone agreee - It would have been nice to see Abby become an NP instead of a Dr. Why not see her rise to the top of the nursing profession instead of switching into 'dr'.
  5. by   cheleandco
    Anyone agree - It would have been nice to see Abby become an NP instead of a Dr. Why not see her rise to the top of the nursing profession instead of switching into 'dr'.
  6. by   serene992
    Quote from cheleandco
    Anyone agree - It would have been nice to see Abby become an NP instead of a Dr. Why not see her rise to the top of the nursing profession instead of switching into 'dr'.
    You are absolutely right but I am afraid we still have a long way to go in improving the understanding of what a nurse really is to the general public. Never mind the advanced degrees attainable in our profession. I have been an RN for 35 years and am working on my BSN now. Only through my reentry to the educational fields available for nurses am I even learning what all of those initials are after many nurses's names. If it is confusing for a nurse to determine what the educational accomplishments are of our nursing leaders then can you imagine what the general public thinks?
    On a side note, I think our image is being tarnished by all of the people adopting the catch phrase name "Nurse". As a home health nurse I find it difficult to get past the "Nurse" in the doctor's office to communicate a problem with a patient. The "Nurse" in the office oftentimes is a young high school graduate without any additional education but passes herself off as Dr. Smith's "Nurse". I still haven't determined how to get past her and communicate one on one with the physician. I have called for a blood sugar over 500 only to be able to ask the "Nurse" to have the physician call back. Instead I will get a message the next day such as "Mr. Jones can continue his antibiotic".
    We need to be more prolific in our letter writing to the media and to educate the public what an RN or LPN really is.
    Hugs,
    Carol
  7. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from serene992
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    On a side note, I think our image is being tarnished by all of the people adopting the catch phrase name "Nurse". As a home health nurse I find it difficult to get past the "Nurse" in the doctor's office to communicate a problem with a patient. The "Nurse" in the office oftentimes is a young high school graduate without any additional education but passes herself off as Dr. Smith's "Nurse". I still haven't determined how to get past her and communicate one on one with the physician. I have called for a blood sugar over 500 only to be able to ask the "Nurse" to have the physician call back. Instead I will get a message the next day such as "Mr. Jones can continue his antibiotic".
    Hugs,
    Carol
    I would causally ask this person where he/she went to nursing school in a conversational way ("hey I had a Mary in my class...which school did you go to?) and then when they cannot answer your question let them know that you are about to contact the BON or some sort of governing body...maybe this will get this doctor on the phone, or at least scare the "nurse" straight.
  8. by   kea6783
    The last thing I need when I'm sick is a nurse that demands respect and pay for their professionalism and education.
    The Monist
    Did I just read that on a NURSES site??
  9. by   |nexus|
    Quote from smkoepke
    Maybe i am just in a bad mood today..... but when did it become common practice on this board for people to judge whether or not a person should feel the way that they feel? I watched the show and yes it irritated me. No it won't matter in the grand scheme of things and yes there are other things in the world that are MORE upsetting, but that doesn't change the fact that this particular show offended me to some degree. If it didn't irritate you then that is great! I promise you that you will also find some things irritating that others will not. If someone wants to vent a bit to let out frustration, let them without making comments like "there are bigger things to worry about, or why would that upset you? It is just a TV show! get over it!", why can't we just reply without judging a persons right to their individual feelings? I guess this is just turning into another vent, because i have noticed this trend in quite a few threads lately. If the problem being vented about wouldn't or didin't bug you thats fine, say so, but it can be done in away that doesn't gloss over someone elses feelings.
    Well said, smkoepke
  10. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from kea6783
    Did I just read that on a NURSES site??
    kea783, seriously...(monist's quote) thats like the most insane quote ever. Yes, I'm judging. The last thing I want when I'm sick is someone caring for me that has NO power to be my advocate.

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