I have to say that I also agree. Now poetry has a place, I think more for the patients and friends of nurses who really do not understand what we do and gives them an outlet to express themselves to us. How many of you have gotten cards ,letters, teddybears,cups, t-shirts, umbrellas, tote bags. A well deserved thank you for assisting me, or seeing that person stop vomiting or finding rest, or a moment without pain. That is what makes me feel I have done the task set before me. But I know that I have friends that feel good when they give me those things or send me emails with poems and verses. So in knowing it makes them feel good to give it to me. But from management it is an insult, totally different ball game, and from associations representing the profession, it is a shame. It does feel like being patronized. I would like to see the recognition come in a different form. I being a supervisor have to hand out those stupid "facility dollars", I can not stand it (I usually give the person 10-20 of them at a time all the while apologizing...) It is pathetic to have to stand in the face of a nurse and say" you are important take this fake money so you know we appreciate you and by the way can you work a double? and there are two admissions on the way" it is embarassing...
I would rather buy them a beer after work LOL or buy them luch and cover thier load so they can take it. I have done that before, speaks miles.
How about we have one of those days during nursing week, where like in High school, people reversed roles. They called it something like reversi day or something( that is not it but..). Anyway management could trade places with staff for the day
Not likely...I personally like pictures better and documentaries, they tell the story better than poetic sonnets and dewey bumper stickers and the like. Thanks for the post Hot Spam!!!