To Offset the "Rude Nurses on this Board" Thread - page 2
I just want to say, in the wake of my Grandmother's death and other things I have gone through, I so appreciate the kindnesses and words of wisdom I have received here. I have been a member a while... Read More
Aug 5, '03This is THE only discussion board on the web that I participate in...because it deals with REAL people and REAL issues here, and NOT with a bunch of eejits out looking for a good time. Keep up the good work, everyone!:kiss
Aug 5, '03I couldn't agree more! This was, in fact, the first time I visited a BB and decided to jump in and test the waters. I learn something new every day here. Soooo many wonderfully smart, witty, and funny folks who post here.
Aug 5, '03And the truth is as many people have said, you have to be careful how you interpret the words you see on this screen. You cannot see facial expression or hear verbal inflections or watch body language. It is COMMON to misunderstand email and BB messages. There is even an etiquette involved . . . and why do you think people use the smilies? To emphasize a point in a certain way that the words might not convey. What might be taken as rude could just be someone's passion about a subject.
So, if you feel someone has been truly rude, pm them and ask for clarification goodness sakes. :kiss
Remember what assume means . . . .
Aug 5, '03Deb, no Thank You for starting this thread, I have learned so much since coming to this board and alot of what I have learned has been from wonderful nurses like you and Jnette and Untamed and Jaded and Ainz and on and on... I could not ask for a better support system whether I get to see your little faces or not!
Aug 5, '03why thank you for the nice commentary on the thread. I did not expect so many to answer and so positively. But I should have ....
Aug 5, '03BlueEyes...I totally agree with you...like another poster said..this is the only board I post on and read on a VERY REGULAR BASIS...
Everyone here brings so much to the table....collectively we are one H*LL of a GROUP!!!
Thanks to all of you for all the knowledge you bring and things I learn along the way...:kiss
Aug 5, '03DITTO!!!!
I have read and learned from all. And i appreciate the ability to have a place to come and ask if i need, or offer if i can, sometimes i do, sometimes i dont. When i can pry the kids off the puter this is where i stop in,, maybe a couple times a day if i can. Such interesting and intelligent/insightful people here.
Thanks all for the respit after a long day.
Kudos to a great bunch of nurses.
Aug 5, '03Thank-you all. I believe this board offers nursing something it has never had before - a way for a diverse group from different countries to share experiences.
There are so many nursing issues we could explore together. Since I have started coming here some of the issues I have seen explored in new and positive ways have included:-
Dealing with difficult patients
A topic that has sadly suffered from the division of psychiatric nursing from general nursing - here we can have nurses from DIFFERENT disciplines such as psych and ED give and receive information
Ha! we have only just scratched the surface of this one and one day I will really tackle it with you all exploring the NON_VERBAL cues that tell if a patient is in pain. Again here we have the advantage of talking across disciplines to get information form paediatric nurses, NICU nurses, gerontology nurses..........
I am still exploring how nurses critically analyse information and assess and I hate to disclose this but I am looking toward eventually writing an article challenging how we teach assessment at present.
This is only a few of the clinically related areas I have learned from and continue to explore. The HRM issues of bullying, workplace satisfaction, education are enormous!!
I believe that through this board and it's potential to disseminate information across nursing disciplines and countries we have our first opportunity to finally address the problems that have beset our profession for far too long.
Aug 5, '03As a new comer to the BB, only a week now, I have found alot of great posts here. The advice and knowledge is very helpful. It is a refreshing and enlightening perspective to share ideas we can all relate to. Thanks to everyone who keeps these boards interesting and friendships alive!! YOU ALL ARE THE BEST!!!