phasing out of nursing - page 4

I burned out of hospital nursing after 14 years...At that time I looked into all the other nursing options out there...and, ya know, very little appealed to me or fit my life for various reasons. So, I've been doing private duty... Read More

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    Quote from meluhn
    the martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
    -florence nightingale

    once again, flo hit the nail on the head. she was so wise. i have often felt as a nurse that i am enabling a machine that exploits our willingness to help people. if we refused to work under horrible conditions, facilities would be unable to continue. yet we continue to slave away and jump through more and more hoops, working with unsafe ratios under ridiculous conditions. it borders on abusive. why do we do these things? i have often pondered this and spoken to my co workers about it. we have decided that it is probably for the same reasons we get involved in abusive relationships. anyone have any thoughts on the matter?
    i worked last night and have to go to sleep now, but it seems like somewhere i wrote something that would be a good response to this. when i have a brain again, i will find it and link to it here.

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