Disturbing to anyone else???? NEED HELP. - page 6

Last week in our first 4 hour lecture with our Psych instructor (2nd yr NS) she apologized up front if she offends anyone because she is used to letting the "F" word fly and hopes it won't be a... Read More

  1. by   P_RN
    Please keep in mind that the TOS is specific about thinly veiled profanity.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from teeituptom
    Now what disturbs you in here, or are you just maybe a little to sensitive

    Tom - I love the threads you choose to post on. How the heck are you?


    steph
  3. by   jov
    "I love the mneumonic (probably spelled that wrong)."

    medical folks always go for the neu- in mnemonic. It cracks me up! (with a long stint as a medical transcriptionist, typos really jump out at me)... and this is one word that is just too close to pneumonia...
  4. by   wellnessNP
    You will see and hear a lot of things in medicine and nursing that may bother you. Get over it. You will probably not make it if you rat your professor. Please refrain from watching television because the F*****s are flying . Your teacher it sounds is trying to be creative and find ways to teach information that most students never think is important. Try to pay attention to what she or he is trying to get across and not the manner in which they are doing it and you will be much better off.
  5. by   JaxiaKiley
    Personally, it wouldn't bother me. Whatever helps me learn, even if it is a bit crude. And, I'd be glad about the drink rule change. I'd be leaving class every few minutes to get a drink if I had to deal with that rule. Just buck up and learn to go with the flow. Different strokes, ya know?
  6. by   llgRN
    Thank you, Timothy for the anti cholinergic comment....thought no one else was seeing that.

    I am a Psych nurse, and that is one neumonic that one should learn about psych meds.....very big side effects in many of the psych meds. Also the extra pyramidal signs and symptoms are VERY important to know.

    But, anyway, we should not "eat the young". I think newbies are so in tuned with doing the right thing, the right way, etc. etc etc. that they have difficulty seeing the "big picture". And know, I do not think it is OK for an instructor to swear during the lectures, BUT come on...she's drinking WATER and you are having a moral dilemma?
  7. by   twotrees2
    Quote from stevielynn
    What is it with psych instructors?

    My instructor was lecturing in front of the class, placed her little finger in her ear and twisted it around as if she had an itch, pulled it out, looked at whatever she had pulled out of there and then placed her finger in her mouth and sucked whatever it was off. :uhoh21: All the while talking.

    It was sort of an unconscious thing, like eating boogers . . . but it grossed us out.

    steph
    one of mine took us on a field trip to a prison and on the way home we all stopped to gamble!! seemed fitting to me NOT lol. another used to go "out" drinking with a lot of the younger gals who drank a lot - i thought it was kinda sad actually but to each his own i guess lol.
  8. by   moomoo111
    4.5 hours without a drink? If I didn't have a break in that class at all, I would have a problem. I do have a problem with the "F" word. That's not professional at all and she should know better. The DON is the one that needs to know. If you pay for this class, or if your State pays for this class, either allow the beverages or drop the "F" word. If she has to use the "F" word in class and can't be any more professional than that, she must be burnt out. But if my money is paying for that, I'd go over her head, going to her is not going to get you anywhere if she has that attitude. I use the "F" word too, but when it comes to being a professional and that's what we are, there is a time and a place and that is not the place. I'd write a letter to the DON now!
  9. by   rn/writer
    Quote from moomoo111
    4.5 hours without a drink? If I didn't have a break in that class at all, I would have a problem. I do have a problem with the "F" word. That's not professional at all and she should know better. The DON is the one that needs to know. If you pay for this class, or if your State pays for this class, either allow the beverages or drop the "F" word. If she has to use the "F" word in class and can't be any more professional than that, she must be burnt out. But if my money is paying for that, I'd go over her head, going to her is not going to get you anywhere if she has that attitude. I use the "F" word too, but when it comes to being a professional and that's what we are, there is a time and a place and that is not the place. I'd write a letter to the DON now!
    I think of swear words like pepper. A little goes a long way. And some kinds are just too hot to me to use at all.

    As for turning the instructor in for language or beverage use, I'd think long and hard about doing that. Get branded (by school staff and/or fellow students) as a troublemaker (over non-essential matters) and, unfair as it might be, YOU are the one more likely to have consequences.

    On the language issue, consider this a learning opportunity for what other posters pointed out will probably be a regular occurence on the job. There IS a difference between hearing cuss words from a patient or a co-worker. You're not as open and receptive to them as you would be to an instructor. But you can begin now to learn how to filter the things you're not likely to change and absorb only the necessary parts of the message.

    As for the violations regarding beverages, you don't really have a dog in that fight. That is between the instructor and the DON. If you yourself decide to bring in a drink, I'd make sure it was something that had a screw-on top or some other equally effective barrier to spills. That way if anyone causes a problem, it won't be you.

    One last thought. You might want to ask yourself why you are so uncomfortable about these things. I'm not saying you're wrong. Only that it could be interesting to figure out what goes through your mind when these situations come up. Are you afraid YOU will get in trouble? Does it just feel wrong to witness such things and not say anything. What other possibilities might there be?

    I hope you will come back and give us an update.
    Last edit by rn/writer on Sep 18, '06
  10. by   Altra
    Quote from moomoo111
    If you pay for this class, or if your State pays for this class, either allow the beverages or drop the "F" word. If she has to use the "F" word in class and can't be any more professional than that, she must be burnt out. But if my money is paying for that, I'd go over her head, going to her is not going to get you anywhere if she has that attitude. I use the "F" word too, but when it comes to being a professional and that's what we are, there is a time and a place and that is not the place. I'd write a letter to the DON now!
    Really? You'd make a public issue of someone's "unprofessionalism"?

    You're going to be busy ...
  11. by   rn/writer
    I sent a PM to the OP asking her for an update. Hope she responds.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from rn/writer
    I sent a PM to the OP asking her for an update. Hope she responds.
    Thanks! I am interested to hear what happened.

    I am surprised at how many folks think using swear words means the instructor is somehow more interesting or intelligent than someone who doesn't.

    Even my 5 year old can say a swear word - it isn't that hard. (Of course I don't let my 5 year old swear:wink2: )

    And equating work with class doesn't make sense to me either. Of course at work we don't swear around the patients but co-workers do swear around each other in report where it is private. I've been known to say a few myself.

    But in a work environment (classroom, nurse's station, bank, grocery store, florist shop, Macy's, etc.), it is unprofessional to swear.

    She doesn't sound cool to me - she sounds immature.

    As to the water issue - I agree with most folks and say leave that alone.

    Hope the op responds . . .


    steph
  13. by   ladybugsea
    The swearing would bother me. I might not do anything about these things, but would never run my own classroom that way.

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