Valerie Salva 10,393 Views
Joined Dec 3, '07.
Posts: 2,369 (59% Liked)
It is true that some unions have hurt some industries- but (and this is a big but) employers who treat employees equitably and fairly do not attact unions. Employees who feel valued and well-treated do not want to join unions. Employees who are well treated do not feel the need to protest, carry signs, join the CNA, or bring about ratio legislation.
When unions come in ,and ratio legislation is drafted, employers have no one to blaim but themselves.
When I was a new nurse, I would crumble. Now, I yell back.
No one on this forum knows for an absolute fact if this was abandonment or not- only the FL BON can tell you this for sure.
The mother said if she didn't want to go, she didnt' have to go. "It don't matter anyway"
I too have taken care of a patient with Creutzfeldt Jacob disease. The associated dementia in this patient was so different than the Altzheimers, or other types of dementia Ive seen over the years. I actually had a scare once with this patient, when a tiny drop of of gastric juice splashed onto my lip, from the G-tube .I was SO paranoid that I would catch this devastating disease.
The other thing Ive witnessed was breast CA, that had grown so large it broke through the skin, it was really awful, but the dear old lady did not seem to be in any discomfort, strange, huh?
I just met an LPN who is getting an online BS in health care administration. She hurt her back, and can't work as a nurse anymore.
i agree with Kevin on this one. Two years in and it sounds like she's preparing you for the real world of nursing. Yes, she is challenging you and you will deal with some really difficult people in the real world. I'm only 2 years into nursing and believe me, family members can be brutal.
I had an instructor who had this type of reputation and now when I see her with her current students on clinical rotations in my hospital, I thank her from the bottom of my heart for making me the nurse I am today.
I would LOVE to say to families, "If you think the doctor should be called for (whatever the minor and/or unreasonable demand is) please go ahead and call him yourself." I'm not talking about important things, which I will be glad to call for. I mean things like, "Where is the doctor? I think Mother could be discharged today and I'm here now so get him in here now." Or: "I know my cousin is getting a lot of pain medicine but he can still talk and I think he'd rather be knocked out so call the doctor to get something for that." Or: "My aunt takes vitamin C once in awhile and I know it's 11 p.m., but I think we should get that ordered tonight." Ughhh.
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