Something Smells (And It's Not the Roses) - pg.2 | allnurses

Something Smells (And It's Not the Roses) - page 2

In my job as a postpartum nurse, I take care of moms and newborns. This is a happy place to work. The rooms are filled with proud parents, beautiful infants, and picture-snapping relatives. Cute... Read More

  1. Visit  ebear profile page
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    OH! Would I love to send a copy of this to corporate! THANK YOU, rn/writer.
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  2. Visit  rosebud5 profile page
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    Remember this isn't about Healthcare anymore, it's about who is the best regardless of the care given and who can offer the cheapest price. That is where the smoke and mirrors come into play !
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  3. Visit  midnitern_er profile page
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    This is one of the best articles I've read on here. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry while reading it, because it is so right on. When I went into nursing, I was so idealistic and ready to help the world! However I learned very quickly that the powers-that-be have a different mindset. Nursing is regarded (at least by most of the public) as a very noble profession. I am often told that I'm a hero, an angel. And although those are nice things to hear, I find myself biting my tongue more and more because I want to go on a tangent about the realities of nursing. Most of the general population has no idea about the truth behind the slogans, smiling faces, fancy fountains in the entryway, and flashy ads.
    Thanks for writing this. I wish I had some fantastic idea about how to change this corporate mentality in health care, but all I can do is re-read your article and cry (and laugh) a little bit more.
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  4. Visit  ECCRN1996 profile page
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    You must work at MY hospital.....very well done!!!
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  5. Visit  billyboblewis profile page
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    Its called marketing and it is based on the American system of competiton. Unfortunately it is the only information some people have to base their healthcare decisions on.
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  6. Visit  needshaldol profile page
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    When will they finally invent that Robot Nurse? They keep trying to turn me into one and it is not working.
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  7. Visit  gypsyd8 profile page
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    This is the best article I have read on allnurses in my memory. Not only because its so accurate, but the writing is excellent. Awesome
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  8. Visit  Leda1st profile page
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    LOVE it! Sounds so very much like a certain hospital in my town - I'd almost put money down that you are writing about that particular hospital. It's probably the "purdy-est", most well-decorated hospital in town, but imho it also provides some of the crappiest MEDICAL care (although you will get plenty of warm blankets and a GIFT if you are upset about something). I fear the hospital where I work is thinking of heading in the same direction - and I hope I am wrong. Thank you for an article that was RIGHT ON!
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  9. Visit  Chiggysmom profile page
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    rn/writer,
    You are so-o right in your observation of the situation. I fear for nursing in the future. I have about 8-10 years left in the working field (8 if I work to 60 and 10 if I work to 62) and I am just counting the years down now. I am no longer proud of the nursing profession, I think it's a darn shame what it's been turned into and continues to decline into. I would have never become a nurse, had I known this is what it was going to be like. BTW - We are one of the hospitals that went all white a few years ago. I didn't like that they took away our individuality, nobody else seemed to notice that or complain about it so I was glad to see you mention that. It was so nice to be able to buy a new scrub, now that it's just white, I don't get that same satisfaction out of buying and wearing a new scrub. Pretty much all of our autonomy has been taken away from us and we are not included in any decision making processes. We have really been put in our places, so to speak, that we are only employees and we work for them!
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  10. Visit  Chiggysmom profile page
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    Quote from Leda1st
    LOVE it! Sounds so very much like a certain hospital in my town - I'd almost put money down that you are writing about that particular hospital. It's probably the "purdy-est", most well-decorated hospital in town, but imho it also provides some of the crappiest MEDICAL care (although you will get plenty of warm blankets and a GIFT if you are upset about something). I fear the hospital where I work is thinking of heading in the same direction - and I hope I am wrong. Thank you for an article that was RIGHT ON!

    Sure does sound exactly like the hospital where I work as well and I wonder the same thing?
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  11. Visit  needshaldol profile page
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    Sounds like my hospital also!! We are in the process of color coded uniforms and we will get a vote. Isn't that wonderful? I wonder if they will be supplied? Robot nurses here we come. We give out little gifts also. What a joke to see these stuffed animals given out. And we give out "guest trays" for family members who like to show up at meal time only. I take those out of the system. I give them to the ones who are actually helping. And, if you complain that you just can't get to see your family member.......guess what? We give out taxi vouchers. And our OB section is another story. These new moms are expecting to be at the Hyatt. I don't know about you, but when I was in labor I was not thinking about the design of the room.
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  12. Visit  Chiggysmom profile page
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    Quote from brandy1017
    Leave it to corporate healthcare to create the PR solution, the perfect stepford nurse, ready to clone as needed whenever, wherever!
    [FONT=Fixedsys]I hadn't read your reply yet but I was already thinking "are they trying to make/mold us into Stepford like nurses?". I definitely think they want us to be non-thinking (except when it suits them, like critical nursing skills-but anything outside of that-they don't want us to even think for ourselves!)!
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  13. Visit  Chiggysmom profile page
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    Quote from rosebud5
    Remember this isn't about Healthcare anymore, it's about who is the best regardless of the care given and who can offer the cheapest price. That is where the smoke and mirrors come into play !

    So sad . . . but so true.
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