No Respect. - page 12

Where did the respect go for nurses and doctors? My nurse friend whom is in her silver years was a nurse many many decades ago and recently has retired. I was telling her a story of a patient... Read More

  1. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Farawyn
    Quite the creds, there.
    And only 18 years old!
  2. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from CaffeinePOQ4HPRN
    I think it's time to STOP telling nurses with valid observations about the profession (yes, even negative observations/realities) to leave. How the heck else is anything supposed to get better if we don't constructively discuss what's legitimately wrong. Or, even share experiences to help each other learn or cope. Maybe if people didn't react like @ItsThatJenGirl we would have more camaraderie and be stronger as a profession. No wonder bad patient behaviour is escalating with a dismissive attitude like that, which actually enables bad patient behaviour.

    Customer satisfaction scoring is a catalyst IMO to the deterioration of respect for nurses and healthcare professionals alike. RN to most patients nowadays means Refreshments and Narcotics, and they know all sorts of tricks to get a dutiful nurse in trouble if said nurse doesn't do cartwheels every time they snap their fingers. For example, for something ridiculous, like... failing to get a patient the daily newspaper. Meanwhile, said nurse was wrist deep in wound care in an isolation room on an understaffed unit and thus unable to fetch a newspaper.

    Sometimes the nurse is not the "problem".
    My post had nothing to do with nursing - or the validity of his complaints. It had to do with the general vibe I get from this particular poster as a person. I'm entitled to those opinions, despite the fact that I'm not a nurse yet. I said he seems unhappy - that's it. I'm pushing 40 and have lots of life and forum experience with unhappy people. I didn't say he shouldn't be a nurse, or that his particular complaint was wrong or off base. Based on all the other posts around here, his issue is very common. I certainly wasn't dismissing it. As some so astutely pointed out, I'm not even a nurse yet! How would I know?

    But based on many responses here, my input isn't welcome. That's fine.

    Perhaps next time someone has a problem with me, they'll give me the courtesy of a private conversation via PM, instead of talking about me like I'm not a real person with feelings. This was pretty unpleasant to wake up to - but what does that matter? I'm not a nurse yet.
  3. by   billswife
    Niklat....overachieve much?? 😏
  4. by   CelticGoddess
    Quote from Davey Do
    And only 18 years old!
    She's a prodigy, kind of like Kim Jung Un, who drove at 3 yo!
  5. by   pixierose
    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    My post had nothing to do with nursing - or the validity of his complaints. It had to do with the general vibe I get from this particular poster as a person. I'm entitled to those opinions, despite the fact that I'm not a nurse yet. I said he seems unhappy - that's it. I'm pushing 40 and have lots of life and forum experience with unhappy people. I didn't say he shouldn't be a nurse, or that his particular complaint was wrong or off base. Based on all the other posts around here, his issue is very common. I certainly wasn't dismissing it. As some so astutely pointed out, I'm not even a nurse yet! How would I know?

    But based on many responses here, my input isn't welcome. That's fine.

    Perhaps next time someone has a problem with me, they'll give me the courtesy of a private conversation via PM, instead of talking about me like I'm not a real person with feelings. This was pretty unpleasant to wake up to - but what does that matter? I'm not a nurse yet.
    Whilst I agree that the OP seemed to me to be merely venting, I can see where your original comment could enter the conversation (as the poster had shifted gears in past posts to going for his CRNA to BSN etc).

    When I read through the pp's it did had that "ganged up" vibe, what with the laughing emoticons and specifically pointing you out by name but not personally addressing you. I think the thread could have lived without those and a PM would have been more appropriate. For a post to discuss camaraderie while at the same time negating any contribution you add to the conversation is ... odd.

    I, for one, happen to enjoy your thread contributions. I hope this experience doesn't dissuade you.

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