The Ethics of Managing Your Personal Time - page 4

by Ruby Vee 15,954 Views | 35 Comments

Thereís a lot said about ethics in nursing, and much of it -- most of it, probably -- pertains toward the ethical treatment of patients. Not charting meds you havenít given or procedures you havenít done, admitting your med... Read More


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    i would have guilt on my face to besides shaking hoping i wouldnt get caught! thats why we have morals
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    Quote from caliotter3
    Very good article. Reminds me of the time when all the employees of a nursing home attended a Christmas party and left one nurse and one CNA to take care of the 172 residents. That one was obviously a blatant disregard for the poor people who made the employment there possible.
    172? My blood pressure went up a notch just thinking about that.
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    Interesting read and funny too!
    I think a lot rests on the management.
    Having strict rules about calling out does curb the call outs.
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    i'm thinking how did the nurse and cna get all those treatments done and they deserved a huge rasie!! i work on a nursing home as well from 6:45-4, i have 26 to care for and barely get my tx and charting done! *ode*
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    While I do not endorse lying, I can honestly say that there have been times that I thought "really? Couldn't come up with SOMETHING better than that?" when staff at my facility call off.
    I have gotten the old "I have a headache" call off six hours before a nurse's shift is due to start.
    "I didn't sleep well last night" is also irritating.
    "I ran over my neighbor's bike.". ???
    And my personal favorite thus far: "I can't make it in to work today because my mom was supposed to leave my socks in the mailbox, and she didn't.". Just WOW....
    Last edit by Lissa,RN on Jul 19, '11
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    Quote from Lissa,RN
    While I do not endorse lying, I can honestly say that there have been times that I thought "really? Couldn't come up with SOMETHING better than that?" when staff at my facility call off.
    I have gotten the old "I have a headache" call off six hours before a nurse's shift is due to start.
    "I didn't sleep well last night" is also irritating.
    "I ran over my neighbor's bike.". ???
    And my personal favorite thus far: "I can't make it in to work today because my mom was supposed to leave my socks in the mailbox, and she didn't.". Just WOW....
    socks in the mailbox! That is a new one, and at least scores originality points.


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