brandy1017 22,848 Views
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You have no business being in management with that attitude!!! If you can't handle bedside nursing, you'll never survive as a functional manager. The managers have to be the best bedside nurses to effectively manage others. Shame on you!
I'm a bedside nurse turned manager who voluntarily still works at the bedside to stay in touch with the needs of the patient, their families and my staff. Yeah, some days suck, but it makes me a better nurse and a better manager.
Cutting carbs? Hah! Between my MDD, GAD, ADHD, and chronic pain, I live on carbs.
It did bother me that the mother's letter to the judge was really an "all about me" narrative where she talks about how she can't even decorate her new home because of what happened. It was so self-centered, "why him; why me; why us????" I imagine the victim thinks that every, single day.
How is the son framing this incident? He has convinced his parents it was consensual? That both him and this girl were having consensual sex behind a dumpster??
Whoa. Uhh no. I hope that does not happen to him. Vengeance is not the answer.
I'm surprised there has been no mention of the Stanford rape trial and sentence on all nurses. I'm opening up the discussion as I feel it pertains to us in many ways. One as people who may have been victims or know others who have been victims of sexual violence and two as nurses that have taken care of others in this situation, whether directly in ER or a patient suffering from PTSD with other health problems as well.
I applaud the survivor's bravery and her impact statement that has gone public. I hope this will comfort other survivors, but even more I hope this will discourage rape in general. Campus rapes are common and rapes at frats are in the news frequently. Once again a college athlete got off with just a slap on the wrist, although I don't think he counted on all the negative publicity this case has garnered.
What disturbs me the most is the letters of the parents to the judge. The father's don't punish him for 20 minutes of action. Then the mother's letter, who by the way is a nurse for gynecological surgeries and in the past as a pediatric nurse, who had not one iota of empathy for the victim. Her letter simply astonished me. I can't believe as a woman, as a nurse, as a mother of a daughter she had no empathy for the victim! This troubles me the most! I imagine in her years as a nurse she must have taken care of a rape victim and her total lack of empathy for the victim disturbs me greatly!
What do the rest of you feel about this?
yup. I actually work at a great hospital that is staffed well. But some of a these demands from parents are unbelievable. And in addition to my patient care......I was asked to audit charts, replace iv pumps for biomed, edit and review a new welcome letter, start a draft for a presentation on iv infiltration. REALLY! So I'm biomed, education, and management too. Without the pay!
So I may not have 6 patients, but they require our Involvement in everything.
I'm only 5 years in and part time.....feeling on the road to burn out.
My dad could only finish 2 years of college as he had a full ride scholarship for football but after his accident they took it away from him. He wants me to go to college and he offered to co-sign on my loans.
Policy is not law. Companies can certainly make their own policies and require that employees abide by them or risk termination. Policies have nothing to do with law.
It's hard to believe nurses are professionals when we are subjected to time clocks and God forbid if we punch in even a minute late! Ridiculous! How many people are working off the clock over fear and threats re overtime! I refuse to work off the clock. I do my best to get out on time, heck because after 1
What would be wrong about women being modest? Circumspect? Sensible? Regulating their alcohol intake? Not getting rip roaring wasted with drugs or ETOH? Can people always have our cake and eat it, too?
It is a lie that people, especially women because of the biological facts of life, can have it all all the time, in every case. At least, that is my opinion.
There is much information about rape culture that I didn't think about before reading this thread, so thanks to those who shared this info.
I still think it would be wise for a woman to live more sedately.
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