Written up and confused. - page 6

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I have been a nurse for 2 years now and have been fortunate enough to avoid any deaths on my shift until recently. Last week I had a hospice patient with a DNR who was exhibiting Cheyne-Stokes breathing, fixed pupils, and a thick... Read More


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    Agreeing with all the other posters! You so did the right thing! Im glad your DON stood up for you!!!!!.

    Now ask her to remove it from your file. she has that authority. Obviously never use this manager as a reference!
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    I work hospice and mouth care is very important. Your new mgr. feels threatened. Find a new job and always remember that there is always someone judging your actions to their standards. Keep your standards high. In the medical world today, you are only politically correct if you function and think like everyone else in the box. Don't compromise continue to think and act different according to your gut. Good luck and will keep you in prayers.
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    Quote from tsherry97
    I work hospice and mouth care is very important. Your new mgr. feels threatened. Find a new job and always remember that there is always someone judging your actions to their standards. Keep your standards high. In the medical world today, you are only politically correct if you function and think like everyone else in the box. Don't compromise continue to think and act different according to your gut. Good luck and will keep you in prayers.
    I agree with all of that except thinking with your gut. I've never believed in that. Use your mind and think. Guts get you in trouble sometimes.
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    How old is your nursing manager- 4 yrs old. I have heard some dumb things in my day, but needing an orer to syction a DNR hopsice patient is probably the dumbest!!!!!! Is this what we have coming out of these schools now a days? Just what we need - more stupid morons to run nursing.
    morte and libbyliberal like this.
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    The original poster needs to transfer out of that unit asap or line up another job.

    If the new manager did this, what's to stop her from making allegations of something like diverting narcotic, theft or pt abuse?

    Yes there are people working in health care who will steal in order to get a coworker fired.

    She needs to part ways from this disturbed woman who will retaliate because she went to the DON.
    tyvin likes this.
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    Quote from Combative
    Hi rn/writer...would you mind telling me where a good place to start would be for finding professional liability carriers? I am a new grad RN in New Jersey.

    Thanks in advance
    I have NSO. You can find other companies by Googling "nursing liability insurance."

    It used to be that only certain types of nursing were fairly vulnerable to lawsuits. Now, with such a litigious society and with administrative types running amok at times and even peers becoming more hazardous, any one of us could end up with a target on our back.

    Having liability insurance doesn't prevent that. But it does better equip you to navigate treacherous waters.


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