How many of you are perfect? - page 2

I've just found this site and have found it a great resource for moral support and information. But in reading down through the posts I have noticed something, so I was just wanting to throw this... Read More

  1. by   findingmywayRN
    Yes, I'm perfectly willing to admit I have A LOT to learn!!!!!!
  2. by   mattsmom81
    Not perfect, just very competent.
  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    Absolutely! (Just like to be contrary! )
  4. by   SnowymtnRN
    Quote from Nurse Ratched
    Absolutely! (Just like to be contrary! )
  5. by   jemb
    My dog seems to think I'm perfect. Does that count?
  6. by   CCU NRS
    NOT perfect and don't aspire to be since the only perfect person I ever heard of was crucified!
  7. by   nekhismom
    Quote from CCU NRS
    NOT perfect and don't aspire to be since the only perfect person I ever heard of was crucified!
    Yep, there was only one perfect person, and I *ain't* him, althought I aspire to be like him.
  8. by   heatherbless
    Quote from sagarcia210
    I am not perfect by any means, and I do not believe that I have ever met the perfect person, let alone the perfect nurse. I have met a few people who
    THINK that they are.
    ditto and thank you!!

    hty/
  9. by   Erin RN
    Far from it..seems like when I think I might be ready to "arrive" something knocks the wind out of my sails!! Nursing and medicine, in general, are very humbling!!
  10. by   Tweety
    I like the response "not perject, just competent". It does amaze me that while we know we aren't perfect, people can be very judgemental of those who aren't perfect. Our coworkers lament "can you believe she let that IV bag run dry and the IV clotted off". Or the student nurse "GASP! That nurse didn't give a proper bed bath or make the bed with the corners the right way!". If we could accept each others humaness and lack of perfection what would we have to talk about?
  11. by   orrnlori
    3rdshiftguy hit it on the head. I threw out the question because after finding this site I've been reading back over several months worth of posts. In some of those posts (not many) there's that "I can't believe you'd do that" and "there's no excuse for that" posts from someone every once in a while. I'm not perfect either, never could be. Best thing to strive for is excellence, not perfection. Having had another life in the business world before becoming a nurse, I still will never quite understand the logic of attacking or belittling one of your own, I never saw it done until I became a nurse. It's just a very interesting side note to this sisterhood/brotherhood fellowship we all share.

    I love this site. It's a wonderful compilation of most people helping everyone. Much nicer place than the hospital is some days. Every time I precept a student nurse and some other nurse tell's her to run for her life, or talks down to her/him in some way, I always try to take them aside and tell them we aren't all like this. You all have confirmed my beliefs. Be kind to your fellow travellers, it will make us all stronger in the long run. Thanks to all.
  12. by   Tweety
    Quote from orrnlori
    3rdshiftguy hit it on the head. I threw out the question because after finding this site I've been reading back over several months worth of posts. In some of those posts (not many) there's that "I can't believe you'd do that" and "there's no excuse for that" posts from someone every once in a while. I'm not perfect either, never could be. Best thing to strive for is excellence, not perfection. Having had another life in the business world before becoming a nurse, I still will never quite understand the logic of attacking or belittling one of your own, I never saw it done until I became a nurse. It's just a very interesting side note to this sisterhood/brotherhood fellowship we all share.

    I love this site. It's a wonderful compilation of most people helping everyone. Much nicer place than the hospital is some days. Every time I precept a student nurse and some other nurse tell's her to run for her life, or talks down to her/him in some way, I always try to take them aside and tell them we aren't all like this. You all have confirmed my beliefs. Be kind to your fellow travellers, it will make us all stronger in the long run. Thanks to all.

    Look forward to your participation in the board and welcome.

    Two things: Is nursing really a "sisterhood/brotherhood fellowship"? I don't think of it like that, but I suppose you could. But that elevates nursing to a realm where I feel it might not belong.

    Second, what was your profession that you never saw coworkers complain and belittle other coworkers. I've worked in insurance, hotels, and restaurants and have found the same thing there.
  13. by   orrnlori
    I was in mid-level banking for many years. Maybe I just worked with a bunch of good folks. I just never saw the distaste, for lack of a better word, that some people have for others as I have in nursing. I thought when I got out of nursing school that would go away. But then I ran into "specialty" nurses who very very much talked down to the floor nurses at every opportunity, maybe in was subconscious in nature, but it didn't feel that way at the time, seemed very deliberate.

    I guess I see us as a fellowship because we do so much with so little many times. Management support is lacking, supplies sometimes hard to get, staff shortages, etc. and we are dealing with lives. Seems we should have what we need to get the job done and take care of the patients. I never understood how demanding the profession would be until I was doing it, physically and mentally. My husband is an industrial equipment mechanic and makes more working on factory equipment than I make assisting in surgery working on people. Seems weird to me.

    I think of nurses like siblings. We fight among ourselves but ban together against one outside factor or another. But my theory is that when we treat each other badly, talk to each other with disdain, then we only weaken the chain that surrounds us and holds us together, and we make ourselves look bad and very unprofessional. I'm not a Pollyanna, I realize there are some not so great nurses out there as well.

    Anyway, just some of my thoughts. Thanks for the welcome.

close