Well, also the whole public attitude toward nursing has changed too. A lot of us against them. I know where I work, the pts./families are so out of control they are almost detrimental to the pt's. health, contributing to a stressful environment ("What do you mean you can't wash my daughter's hair?" -for the 3rd time this week and includes washing, conditioning, detangling, blowdrying, and styling), alienating the staff ("I am very disappointed you are 10" late putting her hand splints on, what do we pay you for?"), and have been found "helping" their family member (putting air into pilot balloon of trach., adjusting chest tubes). Of course, we're taking care of the individual incidents 1 by 1 as they occur, but public mentality is so different then even 10 years ago. I want the public to know that we are here for health care, particularly for the patient (and often the family), that we should work together as a team for the best possible outcome. Isn't that what it's all about?!