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    Originally posted by RNinICU
    RUSTYHAMMER, you get out from under that chair RIGHT NOW, young man. You have had some time to browbeat yourself, and now it is time get over it. You are probably angrier with yourself than any one else here was, and you are not despised, you are loved and respected. This thread is about recognizing our own strengths, and I will not allow you to put yourself down. So here are the new rules: Anyone who says something negative about themselves without saying something positive, too, is going to get a really mean look from me. Anyone who says anything negative about another poster, gets a mean look, and a

    So Rusty, c'mon out here and tell us what you like about you. I already know what I like about you, but sometimes others have different perceptions about us than we have about ourselves, so tell us what you perceive as Rusty's best character trait.
    I was reading through some of my old posts and found this. Shortly after Rusty had become a moderator, he had been feeling down because of a misunderstanding about a thread he had edited. I posted this, and others also posted in support of Rusty. There was no flaming or personal attack, just friends supporting each other. What happened?

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    Originally posted by colleen10
    Once again RNin ICU makes an important and profound observation.

    Why, thank you, Colleen.

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    Originally posted by angellavg
    i know where you are coming from!! i decided after a long and hard thought that i would go to walmart because we needed diapers and sandles for the summer. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!! we got in the door and it was like roaches scattering when the lights come on. my 2, 5, and 12 yo decided to all go in different ways. and then to try and put the 2 yo in a cart--that's like trying to wrestle an octopus. my husband works very strange hours (he works in a dairy) so i don't get a lot of help either. i don't even like to go to the grocery store because i end up with twice as much in the cart then i needed because i'm sick of the screaming fits. aren't children wonderful???????!!!!!!!!
    I always found it cheaper and easier to pay a babysitter when I went shopping, especially for groceries. I would take less time in the store , and spend less money when I went alone. The couple of dollars I gave the sitter was a great investment. And I would bring home small treats for the kids which they received if the sitter told me they had been well behaved.

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    Originally posted by passing thru




    For the 4 year old who screeches eardrum-rupturing decibels in the grocery store or mall...................it isn't cute.
    And it's curable. One good smack across the cheek cures
    that little attention grabber.

    A "good smack across the cheek" may stop the scream, but IMO is not only physical abuse, it is emotional abuse as well. A four year old can feel humiliarion, and slapping someones's face in public causes that person humiliation. When children are abused and humiliated, they grow up fostering anger and resentment. When they become older, they act out on that anger, often taking it out on their parents or other children. These children may become violent themselves, or sexually inappropriate when they reach their teen years. Then the parents want to place all the blame elsewhere. The kids are labeled as "bad" and the poor suffering parents are martyrs. I raised six children, with firm discipline, and consistent limits. I never slapped or spanked any of them, and they are all happy, welll adjusted, successful adults. And they remain close to each other and to me and my husband.

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    MRSA is usually not a problem for healthy individuals. It is more of a concern for people who are already compromised. Our infectious disease specialist tells us that a fairly large percentage of the population is colonized with MRSA, and that an even larger percentage of nurses is colonized. Please note that colonized does not mean infected. Even if the patient was coughing and bringing up secretions, you are probably not in any danger unless you got them on an area of broken skin. I should think that you would be more concened about spreading the organism to your patients, since thay are at much higher risk than you are. This is another example of why handwashing and universal precautions are so important.

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    I need to make a point here. I think most of the posters here are looking at this as if the little girls sleeping with Daddy is the cause of the problem, when IMO, something like this is the result of longstanding problems in the family. If a 13 or 14 year old is sexually active, she is acting out for some reason, looking for the love and attention she is not getting at home. It seems to me that there is some underlying anger between the mother and daughter. Perhaps she slept with Daddy to get Mom's attention, or to get back at her for something. And why is the mother not exercising some control over these children? When my kids were 14, they had a curfew, and I knew where they were and who they were with at all times. What happened between the mother and daughters when they were younger to cause this kind of anger in the children? Perhaps the mother was abusive and neglectful to them. At any rate, there was a problem with the relationship in the first place. As far as the step father, was he cheating with other women too, or just the little girls? Either way he's worthless scum, but if he cheated only with the little girls, then there is more to this too. He was trying to get back at the wife for something, or he is a pedophile and belongs in jail for a long time. IMO, the mother is just as much to blame for the situation as the father. I also believe that if they are all living in the same house, the father will eventually resume his sexual relationship with the daughter. Passing thru,you need to tell your friend to get her whole family into counseling immediately.

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    And to continue with the literary references, does anyone remember the central theme of this book?

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    And one more for the Animal Farm

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    Since things seem to be getting Orwellian here.

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    Originally posted by NRSKarenRN
    Thanks for finding my new waitress for the dayshift!
    Was my inference too subtle?

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    I was not going to post to this thread, because I thought I might get myself into trouble, but I changed my mind. I have two points to make here. First, I am truly sorry if I participated in anything that hurt another's feelings. I am not a cruel person, and would never intentionally cause another pain. I am however, a very direct person, and if someone annoys or upsets me, I will tell them so, often in a humorous way.

    Which leads me to my second point. Most of the people who participated in the "questionable" threads have come here to apologize because they are kind decent people. I have seen these same people apologize within the body of a thread when they have inadvertently offended or hurt another poster. There are, however, a few people here on the board who consistently start threads that they know are inflammatory, or post rude offensive responses to other threads. When these members are told that their posts are offensive, they become argumentative and more offensive. I don't expect everyone to agree with me all of the time. But if I tell someone that they have offended or upset me, I do expect them to at least acknowledge my feelings. I do not expect them to tell me I am stupid, oversensitive, or PMSing because I am offended. It is only a few members who do this. and in my opinion they are trying to be annoying. If that's what they want, then that's what they get.

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    This seems like an easy question, but is not really that simple. Caring is a feeling of wanting to do the best I am capable of doing for my patients. I cannot relate individual incidents to demonstrate what caring means, because caring is not episodic. It is part of everything I do during my workday, from giving the right meds, to providing physical comfort, to helping a family deal with a loved ones illness. Even something as basic as washing my hands demonstrates that I care enough about my patients to protect them. Caring is not always easy, physically or emotionally. but it is an integral part of my nursing practice.

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    Smart, funny, compassionate, hard working, understanding, and supportive.

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    BTW, I can be serious when I want to be. If you need proof, read the "How Nursing Has Changed Me" thread in the General Nursing Discussion.


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