My Most Humbling Nursing Experience - page 3

by cienurse

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Nursing is a very busy and rewarding career. During my 36 years, I have had many experiences in which I have been exhilarated, saddened, overwhelmed, and just plain exhausted. None, however, compare to the night that I was... Read More


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    Although I am a new grad and haven't encountered as many difficult patients, I do admit that I have acted annoyed towards patients who were rude and overall unpleasant to say the least. This posting reminded me of why I went into nursing and encouraged me to reevaluate my attitude and behavior when battling compassion fatigue. I will definitely remember to treat those patients with "extra patience, kindness, and compassion." Thank you for sharing your experience.
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    This story is exactly why i want to become a nurse. I'm in nursing school right now and am learning so much. I can't wait to be done with school and experience real life situations.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    In some ways being a nurse is like being a defense lawyer. Every convicted person deserves an impartial defense.
    I've always hated that statement. Because the law works that way, and defense atty's are obligated to do everything in their power-including exploiting loopholes and technicalities-to defend their clients, murderers, rapist and pedifiles are free to walk the streets and carry on because someone forgot to sign something somewhere.

    You can despise a patient and still provide quality nursing care.

    Can't argue with that though....


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