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By gypsyd8

Joined Nov 28, '07 - from 'CA'. gypsyd8 is a Registered Nurse. She has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'TELE, CVU, ICU'. Posts: 122 (48% Liked) Likes: 171

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  1. Entitlement syndrome is probably what burns me out more than anything else. But we've created this monster. We not only...
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    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  2. To the skeptics, the scientific method is there for a reason. All of science is there to help us understand our environment....
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. This has been the most civil, respectful discussion on this topic I've ever seen amongst healthcare providers.
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. I think "all in your head" is a phrase that gets more of a bad rap than it deserves. The mind-body link is strong. Even...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Well, I'm coming at this from two separate ends of the spectrum. I am a nurse, retired now because of the cancer treatment...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. From what I have seen, read, and expereinced, fibro may not be "all in the head" but it is certainly linked to the BRAIN and...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Regardless of your personal experience (and keep in mind there are *always* outliers, or exceptions to the rule), there does...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. I think fibromyalgia has a strong psychological component- it has been linked to PTSD, and emotional trauma is a risk factor...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. "That Guy" has a point, those most likely to negatively judge fibromyalgia will be people who see the most vocal complainers...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Like just about every illness and disease out there, there are the 2 groups. The silent sufferers/people who deal with it...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. I think that the pain is real and the symptoms are real, but that there is an underlying cause that they've yet to figure...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. I think it is a poorly defined, poorly explored and thus poorly understood diagnosis. I won't say it doesn't exist. I will...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. I think depression and anxiety are real illnesses that can cause very real physical symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, heart...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  14. I have come across several patients with this diagnosis (often in the medical history - not necessarily why they are there)....
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. My opinion might upset some people, but I think fibromyalgia is a 'catch-all' diagnosis some physicians use when they do not...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Interesting. The tables are turned. I guess all those new grads clamoring for ICU in order to get into CRNA school, are...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. I didn't know that there were any facilities with these types of policies! And guess what? I guarantee you that somewhere in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Let's clarify the difference between "delegation," "assignment," and "supervision." Delegation is handing off a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Our neighbor who used the term wet nurse, is from a Muslim culture where the daughters from the wealthier families are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. For starters, 'racial refusal' is a term I constructed several years ago to denote the practice of patients and / or family...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. I'm deeply bothered by people using the word "angel" to describe nurses, even more so than "hero". I feel like we're not...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Time and time again, I see threads on this site along the lines of, "How could nurses be that way?" It seems many people,...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. \ gypsyd8, don't give up! That's one person's opinion, and if he really said that your MSN is "useless," he sounds...
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    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  24. Interesting that folks should still be focused on GPAs given the research findings. Here's a quote from one study: Taken...
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    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  25. Agree with simplifying the title across the board and sticking with "NP". Unfortunately, any time nursing leaders sit...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  26. I have to say I'm skeptical of your numbers. Prior to Obamacare the average cost of a family insurance plan was $14,000 per...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  27. Night shifters are not lazy at all! Besides the feat of staying alert when your body naturally is programmed to sleep, it's...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. It is a sad commentary but so true. Everyone wants the sunshine and rainbows and they whine when they don't get it. I have...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  29. I wish more CEo's would take your advice and follow your path.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I will never understand the whole "nurses don't even have time to use the bathroom". That is the sign that you are working...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Way to label a bunch of nurses with great time management skills incompetent! Good going.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. Hookers = clients
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Personally, I like Fair Attendees. Or maybe Participants? ha!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I don't agree with KenH & jalyc. Yes, you can take away some learning points - like you might want to strengthen your IV...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. If this is any reflection of the hospital's culture, I would not want to be a patient there. This is the type of culture...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I can pee 1000mls at a time no problem. Usually in the morning. Never hurt me to pee that much and I never felt close to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Sounds like you are in an organization that views incident reporting and actions taken as a result as punitive which is...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  38. Well, now THAT was an overreaction......if they're going to fire nurses for something like this, who knows what they do to...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  39. I have a lot of patients that use MM and even more that lack a qualifying diagnosis and therefore use the non-medicinal...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I don't really see the role of an RN in a marijuana dispensary, but I do think advocating for more acceptance of the well...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. As far as I know, nurses are not employed in marijuana dispensaries. I've cared for many patients who use MM. Since...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. "Tidalling" is a meaningless nontechnical term indicating the rise and fall of fluid (like the tide, I guess) in the tube...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I think as long as you listen to your heart, whatever job you take is right. I know people have strong opinions on...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Not to be repetitive, but I agree that you should make the choice to work there because YOU want to. If I let everyone in my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. Excellent advice. I think the OP should examine her own feelings, and pay attention to that uneasy doubt. Just as...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. To the OP: I apologize that so many members on this board are using their own beliefs to give you advice on your current...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. It would be nice if people didn't use their personal feelings, opinions, and beliefs about abortion to influence someone...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. If your friends are going to pay your bills and let you have the lifestyle you want, if they are going to sleep for you at...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. You said none of the job offers you received until this one, I personally think that says alot right there. As others...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. No. It is a proven fact that the Right to Life website says that it does. The experience of those women I know who who...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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