Good evening to all my fellow nurses out there. I was talking the other day with a friend of mine who works in the local hospitals Labor and Delivery department. She was discussing all the things that "they" do and how hard it was. Well, see I work in another hospital on the medical surgical unit. I think that work is rather hard. It seemed like we were competing with each other in our coversation as to whos work was harder or something. How rediculous. Anyway, my question to you.....for people who have been around different specialties in nursing.....................where have you found the work to be the most difficult? I have always heard med-surg, but I would like to know some peoples opionions out there in cyberspace.
Jul 30, '02
personally, i think everybodys job is harder or more stressfull than someone elses.
that is not sarcasm either.
i think that certain jobs, are harder in certain ways. whether it's because of the need for an undaunted ability to be organzied and efficient to keep your head above water, or being left with nursing judgement on what to do, or start with a critical patient or two. what makes a persons job hard? physical labor? mental strain? stress?
the only thing we can all account for is one thing, in our field jobs being "hard", is d/t a lack of administrative support and appreciation. patients families are always right, and we are always wrong. it doesn't matter how busy, understaffed or over crowded your place had been.
nurses are always the first thiing thought of, when it comes to budget cuts, and how do we do the same with less people? that makes everybodys job harder.
just a thought........ me
Last edit by CEN35 on Jul 30, '02