Working in Hospitals - page 2

can someone tell me specifically what is so bad about working in a hospital? i read quite often on this site that nurses hate doing it citing working conditions, disagreeable patients and such, but... Read More

  1. by   MichaelSSSS
    Customer service is a tough thing in every profession. I can see how it would be even more dishearting when you're trying to help someone feel better and they are still a pill - as it were. At least we're on the other side of the old needle! Eh?
  2. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from MichaelSSSS
    Customer service is a tough thing in every profession. I can see how it would be even more dishearting when you're trying to help someone feel better and they are still a pill - as it were. At least we're on the other side of the old needle! Eh?
    Yes, but in most instances of "customer" service, when they become threatening and violent - you can have them thrown out on their a$$es. Not so much so with patients until they recover, esp. since the biggest a-holes are also the most likely to sue.
  3. by   MichaelSSSS
    Just read the frontline bit - very disturbing.
  4. by   MichaelSSSS
    So true. I guess I don't really think about about abusive clients. I have a mother-in-law that is that way - a real #itch from the moment she enters the hospital to the mintue she leaves. It must be very trying.
  5. by   pgrsctrn2be
    I just started working in a hospital after 10+ yrs in LTC and 3yrs in clinic and it is hands down much better for me to be in the hospital. When I first became an LPN I thought hospital nursing was not for me... wish I had gone a different route now!!!!
    Clinic and LTC are great and someone has to do it but its not for me anymore.

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