Hi All! New to this site - seems interesting

  1. HI!!!! :>) This is my weekend off so how am I spending it - on a nursing web site. Just can't stay away from the field I guess, or maybe I just need to be around people who understand. I've worked Geriatrics for 18 years now and can't think of anything I would rather be doing. But overregulation, HMO's, and budget cuts have really put a crimp in my style as well as limiting my ability to adequately provide care. How do you explain to families that you would like to provide better care but it just isn't in the budget. I get discouraged at times that is until I look around at the people I care for and they reach out or smile then I realize I make a difference. A family that feels at ease after I explain thier loved ones prognosis or that shares personal stories with me as we watch someone prepare to leave this world means more to me than any " employee of the month award" or " pat on the head and good job" from administration. My heart will always be with helping people but I am slowly losing heart with the changes in Health Care.
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Welcome

    Visited Buffalo several time have friends that live and nurse there
  4. by   roxyblueyes
    Hi again to Silver dragon102 - Good luck on your venture to Arizona! My husband has a bug to go west and slowly my resistance is wearing down after all they say change is good ( not to mention warm : ) )
    Last edit by roxyblueyes on Feb 17, '07
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from roxyblueyes
    Hi again to Silver dragon102 - Good luck on your venture to Arizona! My husband has a bug to go west and slowly my resistance is wearing down after all they say change is good ( not to mention warm : ) )
    thanks, such a long process but hopefully won't be too long now. Change is good
  6. by   Tweety
    Nice to meet you. Welcome to Allnurses!
  7. by   RainDreamer
    Hi and welcome to allnurses!!

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