dream'n, BSN, RN 7,979 Views
Joined Aug 28, '06.
Posts: 803 (55% Liked)
Disrespectful and demeaning to the profession of nursing
In my state, and I'm guessing most others, patients have a right to know your first and last name and see a clearly visible ID. And, if you think of it, they really have more reason to worry about us than we have to worry about them. In five years, I don't think a single patient has ever asked to see my naughty bits or chased me down the hall, whereas I've done both more times than I like to think about.
...really? I cannot think of an instance when it would be appropriate for a lawyer to avoid using their last name while on the job. Do you have much legal experience?
It takes psychological warfare up several notches to downright abusive.
This article infuriated me. I was just about to post this, if no one else had. Humiliation is the least of it. It's the corporate culture of "keeping the nursie-poo's in their place."
To me, this is much worse than the bucket & mop scandal from a couple years ago. So much worse. It takes psychological warfare up several notches to downright abusive.
Even ZDoggMD posted a video about it yesterday on his Facebook page.
I like your idea ...
Some of the issues that are related to errors in healthcare is "dehumanization of healthcare providers." That includes how leaders manage healthcare workers including nurses - they are mostly seen in relation to finances, which leads to uncaring treatment by management. Healthcare workers see themselves as a "pawn" (Porter-O'Grady & Malloch, 2015, p.373)
Porter-O’Grady, T., & Malloch, K. (2015). Quantum leadership: Building better partnerships for sustainable health (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-284-05068-4
Thank God that wasn't my hospital because I'd be on the news for decking an administration member. Seriously, why is everything the nurse's fault? Bad HCAPS - blame the nurses. Doctors don't communicate with the patients - blame the nurses. Long ER wait times - blame the nurses. So sick of it.
That is awful. Who on earth thought that was a good idea? Not being allowed to urinate? Just wow.
I kind of understand what somebody was trying to do, put the employees in the shoes of the patients, but the execution of that was horrendous. That is most certainly not the approach to take.
Im guessing that hospital is not a nice place to work at to begin with. Their employee satisfaction is probably low, which translates to patient satisfaction being low. This hospital administration has no clue how to fix their problem. I would think the CEO there needs to start fresh with new administration and work from there.
This is disgusting and makes me see red! Ya know, it MUST be nursing's fault and never that there isn't enough staff and resources (sarcasm font needed)
I hate this mentality that it's everyone's fault except administrators who don't want to pay for adequate staffing.
They need a boot camp for management. No breaks, unreasonable patients and family members, ridiculous mandatory charting, 5 call lights going off at once, monitor alarms and bed alarms screeching as well.
Sometimes no matter how hard you work, how careful you are, how fast you move, how skilled you are, how much you smile.......they still complain anyway. Today, for the moment, I dislike bedside very much. People are never happy. Managers want more and more from you. Patients and families want more and more from you. I.Am.Only.Human. I can only do so much.
I vent to family, but only my fellow nurses truly understand.
Boy, talk about nursing "eating their young!" Why are you guys busting on the OP for writing about how she's feeling? Are all you "I never bring my work home with me, me and my husband have the perfect arrangement because I know I don't need to be with him 24 hours a day, I put on my happy face every single day for my patient's" really that perfect, or are you just unable to admit the truth like the OP did? After 11 years as a Paramedic, and 4 years as a nurse, I totally get where he or she is coming from. Not because I'm a terrible person, or because I have mental health problems, or whatever other reasons you people came up with for why they MUST be feeling that way; maybe it's just how they feel. Healthcare right now is in a terrible, terrible state, and it's only getting worse. It is emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting, and admin, in general, doesn't give a crap, becaue they aren't the ones in the trenches dealing with the bull****. After 15 years, I'm getting out too, and it's all because of the general attitude in health care right now, and some of you on here are a perfect example of that. I have more self-worth than to be spit on, swung at, swore at, or treated like a maid, etc, etc, the rest of my life, in the name of an "A+" survey score!! How about climb off your high horse, and have a little empathy for a fellow healthcare worker, instead of tearing them to shreds. Or how about this, if you don't like what they have to say, keep scrolling.....End rant!!
I recently left bedside. I hated almost every shift I ever worked. Now I am the happiest nurse on the planet. I have a job that is zero stress and I make more money sitting at a desk and writing appeal letters. This job lets me use my knowledge and love of writing to help patients. It's a win win!
Good for you for recognizing what won't work for your life, and doing something about it. Good luck in your new position!
I don't really think it's appropriate to fix a staffing problem by figuring out how to get people to work extra. Working above an FTE has been shown to increase risk to patients and to nurses, which is something we as nurses shouldn't be enabling.
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