tewdles 23,517 Views
Joined Jul 10, '09.
Posts: 4,880 (60% Liked)
I think I still look quite a bit like my image there on the brochure...LOL
Our agency encourages the nurses (and other disciplines) to attend the visitations. One of the things that is troubling to families is the fact that their loved one dies and at the same time they lose all contact with the team that they bonded with. Visitation attendance helps both the family and the staff to experience "closure" of that relationship with less time requirement and social pressure for the hospice professionals.
Unfortunately, not all of the family members have good social or coping skills...stress increases the likelihood that people will behave badly...
I am dismayed that the nurse who had a legal medical marijuana card was not hired because of it...
Would that also have been true if the nurse had tested postive for ativan or some other med for which he/she had an RX?
Like the other medications included on the drug screens, marijuana actually has proven medical benefit for some people in some circumstances, often with fewer side effects than other more "traditional" medications.
No. I'm an idiot. I had no idea.
And your argument is for the HR dept who withdrew their offer to the nurse, not me.
I was told when I moved to Fairbanks that Fairbanksans don't want their community to get too big. So I am supposed to tell everyone that it is too dark, too cold, and there is too much snow so they should stay in the lower 48.
Other than that, I would highly recommend it. AK is a beautiful state and has lots of opportunity. AK has not been as troubled by the recession as the lower 48 have been. There are no dumb people in AK, they freeze along the road in the winter.
Okay, that last comment was a bad joke, I will admit...and there is the matter of their recent Governor that would beg argument on the point anyway.
Thank you for breaking a stupid rule...
I love being a Christian..
I love being a wife.
I love being a mother.
I love being a nurse.
All of those things exist in my life simultaneously. All of those things impact my practice and expression of each of those other things. My job is to keep the proper balances in my life where those things rub together.
In my experience it has more to do with how you decline their offer of employment than other issues.
She did not have "dispoable income" as a CNA. She was getting handouts from the govenment. Now she has a job that gives her enough to pay her own bills so I don't have too. Sorry, but that whole paragraph with the income breakdown is a big fat welcome to the real world and grow up.
Being sensitive to the spiritual needs of the patient...yes required.
Having a spiritual or religious faith yourself...no, not required.
The Edmonton scores can be helpful. It's nice when staff get oriented to their use.
Hopefully your faith will inform and enrich your nursing practice.
Nurses do not proselytize.
Most employers will fire you if they believe you are engaged in that type of religious activity.
Dying atheists have a right to die without God.
Dying Buddhists don't need to hear about Jesus from their nurse.
Dying Muslims may want you to read their Quran to them.
etc, etc, etc
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