rudopal 613 Views
Joined: May 23, '06;
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I had a similiar experience when my dad went to the hospital. His baseline temperment is calm and good natured, but, under the circumstances, he became surly and passive-aggressive. Eventually, he pulled out his IV and went AMA. Yeah, he was one of those! Luckily, he went on to recover without further complications, but the whole experience was really an eye opener for a brand new nurse (me-at the time). Patients are not always who they appear to be or, maybe, you only see a small side of them and it's sometimes the worst. I consciously made an effort to be more tolerant of my patients after that. I also didn't work at the hospital where this happened, so that was nice!
One piece of advice I can offer is, if you're involved in any toxic relationships, get out! I've had friends who dropped out after being undermined by others in their life, people you would expect to be supportive but they weren't. Maybe those others felt threatened or realized they would have to pick up some slack at home. It's sad to watch a friend who wouldv'e been a terrific nurse leave the program because a jealous family member couldn't deal with change. Nursing school is no place for people hammering out issues in their relationships.
Male nurses are great-except the ones who openly c/o being picked on just because they're male nurses. They need to rethink their careers-maybe trucking?
WAY kudos,PDXSN. I just don't get why so many nurses voted for the current administration. They never were, nor are they now, in our corner. Unless we happen to be heirs to an oil fortune.:wink2:
I meant, just my two cents worth...ooops, my bad!
I feel that a nurse who is comfortable makes a better nurse.
The white (or blue or whatever) uniform debate is a misguided attempt to address problems that are deeper. Wearing white does not a professional make-besides, the image those white uniforms of yore conjure up for me are those of the stereotypical "porno" nurse. How professional is that? I like to wear bright, colorful tops and I get compliments on them from patients ALL THE TIME. They often state that the colors cheer them up and make their stay feel less like they're in a hospital environment. Just may two cents worth...
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