I curse the Internet!

  1. Allow me to vent!

    It seems ever since the Internet was easy access for all, Everyone is know it all about everything! What's the point of having a license when some secret internet somebody can diagnose and cure everything?

    I belong to several message boards and another publishing medium. I see this all the time. It drives me insaine. Not to knock people who just have highschool diplomas, but they graduate highschool, read some crap on the internet and then think they know more then you do. I mean, they REALLY think they know more.

    I guess I'm just aggrivated right now because I have this sort of "cyber-stalker" that is following me around trying to debate every comment I make on my writing medium.
    I tend to have this attitude that we don't know what other people want. Especially when it comes to childbirth and raising children.
    These are just such hot botton issues because there are some people who think their way is the only way and everyone else is wrong.

    So curse the internet! In the cyber world, my license is moot because there is so much access to all this information that everyone is a doctor, qualified to hand out cures for diseases.. and have the ability to tell people that they should refuse such and such treatment because they know more then "reality" doctors/nurses/professionals do.

    Anyone else notice this?
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Thank goodness, where I live, no offense, but the general public rarely give me trouble regarding my teaching or understanding of medicine. Perhaps, because they are too busy getting their next Meph high or dwelling on their last to even care!!!LOL
  4. by   Cattitude
    Quote from sassy5d
    allow me to vent!

    it seems ever since the internet was easy access for all, everyone is know it all about everything! what's the point of having a license when some secret internet somebody can diagnose and cure everything?

    i belong to several message boards and another publishing medium. i see this all the time. it drives me insaine. not to knock people who just have highschool diplomas, but they graduate highschool, read some crap on the internet and then think they know more then you do. i mean, they really think they know more.

    i guess i'm just aggrivated right now because i have this sort of "cyber-stalker" that is following me around trying to debate every comment i make on my writing medium.
    i tend to have this attitude that we don't know what other people want. especially when it comes to childbirth and raising children.
    these are just such hot botton issues because there are some people who think their way is the only way and everyone else is wrong.

    so curse the internet! in the cyber world, my license is moot because there is so much access to all this information that everyone is a doctor, qualified to hand out cures for diseases.. and have the ability to tell people that they should refuse such and such treatment because they know more then "reality" doctors/nurses/professionals do.

    anyone else notice this?
    all the time . it drives me up the wall. i love when people are well informed, it's great. but don't go telling medical professionals :
    [color=#483d8b]a)how it's done
    [color=#483d8b]b)how it can be done better
    [color=#483d8b]c)they don't know what they're talking about
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    [color=#483d8b]especially when you are on a designated message board for nurses/emt's/md's/etc...
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    [color=#483d8b]and the whole issue of trying to tell people what they want??? just stupid...
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  5. by   CT Pixie
    I know exactly what you are talking about. I belong to a Boxer forum(dog..not human fighters LOL) and there are people there who have never owned a Boxer but insist on telling ME about MY dogs! I've also noticed it on several other forums I belong to.

    I've had people telling ME about my job who've NO idea what they are talking about but since they "read it on the internet" its must be true. (I work for an insurance company)

    Its everywhere..everyone is an expert because they read it "on the net". My own mother, didn't graduate high school, was telling me about nursing school and about how each State has a different test to become a nurse and that with certain States its much harder to pass the test so if you pass it in that State, you can pretty much pass it anywhere. I told her the USA has ONE test the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN..same test for every state ..because she and her friend..wait for it....READ IT on the internet I am wrong..

    I'd love to know where they read this..Then again, my Mom falls for every urban legend and internet hoax there is...
  6. by   pghfoxfan
    Maybe they slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
  7. by   Sassy5d
    Glad I'm not alone!
    I've been having a real bad run-in with a midwife-in-training and a different doula-wanna-be-hasn't-started-class-yet......
    Everything I type gets taken out of context.. They get very defensive.
    Just yesterday, I was replying to an article I read about someones birth experience.. She said she feels sad everytime a woman brags about how much they look forward to their epidural or how much they love it.. All I said was is that for some women, it's their birthplan to remain painfree.. some people want no pain meds and others don't want pain meds and then get them... It's nothing worth beating yourself up over after the fact (from this woman who self-loathed for months after the birth of my son because I didn't have things get done the way I had hoped)
    I was trying to show compassion and make her feel better, it gets turned around on me.
    I'm not a doctor, I don't attempt to play that I am one.. I don't agree with some studies that I've come across, but that doesn't give me the knowledge of dismissing it as bullcaca just because... Grrr
  8. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from pghfoxfan
    Maybe they slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
    Where does that phrase come from? I've heard it before and it's cute, but where do people get it from?
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    that come from a commecial...if your are smart you choose to sleep at their motel

    as for the know-it-alls there is one in every family, every office--there is a saying grin and bear it...you can't convince them of anything that they have already made up their mind about it
  10. by   Soup Turtle
    haha...I guess I really don't watch TV too much!
  11. by   GardenDove
    Sounds like going to these forums might not be the best for your BP, eh? Does someone force you to do it?
  12. by   SCRN1
    I just tell them don't believe everything you read...there's a lot of wrong information out there.
  13. by   GardenDove
    I curse the internet because of the amount of time I spend here. It's such a facinating medium!
  14. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from GardenDove
    I curse the internet because of the amount of time I spend here. It's such a facinating medium!
    LOL, I think that's my problem, too!

    I wish I had a buck for every person who was a self-taught expert on medicine through internet use. I recently had a person admitted to my unit who pulled out printed pages from WebMD describing her condition and what the treatment should be, could we please get this to her doctor, and you nurses, you should read this so you'll know "how to treat me"...... Gosh, thanks. We couldn't have done it without that....

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