Treatment of Nurses By Nurses

  1. I am curious as to how we perceive ourselves. This poll poses the questions above. Please add comments for clarity and for discussion.

    Thank you for looking in and thank you for posting!

    B.
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  2. Poll: Treatment of nurses on your unit by the other nurses.

    • Treatment of nurses on our unit is often poor and I look the other way.

      0% 0
    • Treatment of nurses on our unit is often poor and I must confess I participate in this behavior.

      7.14% 2
    • Treatment of nurses on our unit is often poor and and I must say I simply look the other way.

      7.14% 2
    • Treatment of nurses on our unit is often poor and I always intervene. Please explain your response as to the affectiveness.

      7.14% 2
    • Treatment of nurses on our unit goes unnoticed by me as I am too busy trying to do my job.

      14.29% 4
    • Treatment of nurses on our unit is most often positive.

      64.29% 18
    28 Votes
  3. 10 Comments

  4. by   nightingale
    I have to admit, up front, I am an agnecy nurse and I only choose facilities and floors where I am treated with respect and kindness. I am interested in hearing how things are on YOUR unit.

    Thank you.

    B.
  5. by   Tinaboo
    There is no I in team, and I see that at my job, every one works together and if one of us is running behind then others help out to get the job done in a timely fashion.
  6. by   pebbles
    The unit manager is the only person on my unit who dishes out disrespect and poor treatment routinely. By and large, nurses are treated with respect by co-workers, other people in management and doctors. I think I am very lucky to have "grown up" as a nurse in such a positive environment.
  7. by   nightingale
    It is wonderful to see this going so positively!
  8. by   Scavenger'sWife
    I work a busy (is there any other kind) Med-Surg floor and we all treat each other with great respect. Only two nurses here were not kind, and they were recently fired for various reasons. So we are now a happy, helpful unit. We have LPNs, RNs, agency nurses and contingents. We also have a newly revamped preceptorship for new hires and new grads that can last up to 9 months. I am currently acting as preceptor for a new RN grad and a new NA. We treat each other as a FAMILY who love each other. Other nurses are always asking if they can help you if you are having a bad day. I love the people I work with. :kiss
  9. by   Nurse K-Bear
    I am a LPN in the med/surg float pool. I like this position because I am getting a lots of experience in many areas of nursing. I am not on a unit long enought to get involved in the politics. Once I graduate from RN school and choose a specialty, I know which floors I do not want to work on. Not everyone is nice to each other!
  10. by   karenelizabeth
    Now we seem to have a great place to work.

    I've been there 8 years and have seen many changes we went through some hard years a lot of people have left due to problems which is sad cos they all had so much knowlege they have taken with them. but having a new manager these last 2 years has made a big diference it has changed the whole atmosphere of the place to a positive and pleasant place to work.

    The thing I now noticed is we have hardly anyone leaving except to retire and they all come back as agency or bank nurses, and the newly qualified rotation girls and students nearly all say they want to come back to us (and one recently has) so we must be doing something right.

  11. by   fortywinks
    I see a lot of cattiness and petty backbiting among the nurses on my unit. But it's also tempered by genuine caring and nurturing. I don't think any unit is perfect. There will always be some degree of friction , it comes with the stress of what we do. We all just need to work hard to maintain a friendly, helpful, and professional demeanor.
  12. by   JailRN
    The nicest thing about where I'm at is that there is only 1 nurse/shift, so I don't have anybody to complain about, compare myself to, nurture, or hang out with ,I also don't have anybody to back me up-which can sometimes be a good thing!!!
  13. by   sjoe
    JailRN--Maybe that's the best solution. (Maybe that's the ONLY solution.)

    By the way, this poll left out the option: Treatment of nurses on our unit is often poor and SOMETIMES I intervene.
    Last edit by sjoe on Sep 5, '02

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