tewdles 20,327 Views
Joined Jul 10, '09.
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First, I wish so much goodness in your life and career that you wake amazed at your life everyday!
Second, I have been a hospice nurse for a nice little spell now and I love it terribly. Because I love it so much I am willing to make not as much as I am worth as a nursing professional.
What you will make will depend entirely upon the average rates in your region and whether you work for large vs small and profit vs not for profit.
Please do not blame the patients for the health system that they must use and DID NOT CREATE.
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.
I am astonished by the things that could potentially be related back to a patient. I think it is never appropriate to mention anything related to patients or patient care. It is absolutely unprofessional and could land you in deep trouble with BON. I think that we will see more nurses being disciplined for postings on social media.
I lost my license for over a year for smoking one joint....3 weeks later i had a drug test.....ruined my life for a while....i will never agian partake in any illegal drugs..
Thank you for breaking a stupid rule...
My manager would call them and speak about the language and interpersonal expectations of the hospice. Heck, I would be speaking with them about that...life is too short to tolerate abuse.
Those admission visits are flipping annoying as all get out...especially when being done on OT...which is how I do them.
I completely understand the pressure out marketing people have...and thank god for the work they do or I might not have a caseload. But seriously, there ought to be some deal breakers, even for them.
Very curious about something. I'm new to inpatient hospice and have only had 4 deaths so far. Two of the patients had a single tear. One of those patients, the niece saw her previously unresponsive aunt open her eyes wide focusing on something in front of her (not looking at her niece) then took her last few breaths. That's when I arrived I saw her tear. The other nonresponsive patient that passed did not have anyone in the room at the time, so I don't know if he opened his eyes or not, but did have the same single tear. Is this common, and do you think they are seeing something so beautiful it causes a tear, or do you think it's caused by fear/pain? Thank you in advance for your responses.
Sounds like a couple of posters on this thread need to review Jean Watson's work...
It is important to have good boundaries when it comes to work. Time off is one of the important boundaries.
You are apparently working for people who know more about managing things other than people. Therefore, you cannot rely on your management team to care about you or how the job affects you. The fact that the unit is constantly short staffed is evidence of the managerial disregard for the professional nursing staff. Folks, like yourself, who care enough about the patients (and their co-workers) to sacrifice self...again and again.
Trouble is, with that "business plan" - in your setting, the management will continually burn out the staff resulting in the chronic understaffing. I would bet that the morale on your unit is not great...maybe okay, because of the professionalism of the staff perhaps. Perhaps I am wrong...I hope so.
Please just take care of yourself. You can have a long a varied nursing career which will support you financially and reward you emotionally and spiritually...if you take care of yourself!
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