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  • May 4

    I go through this every few months. I dream of different jobs all the time, and wonder "what if?"

  • May 4

    I hear ya, I often think it would be easier to work on one of those Bering Sea crab fishing boats like on Deadliest Catch. Patient care is such a nuisance and can really hinder the EMR input and form completion statutes.

  • May 4

    Since finances aren't of concern, is teaching even remotely interesting to you. Your years of experience sound like you have alot to share & teach.

  • May 3

    Hello, and Welcome to Allnurses!

    While we cannot give you any type of medical advice per the Terms of Service, I would suggest finding a counselor or therapist to help you manage your anxiety better. Medication alone isn't enough, and you cannot take Ativan at work or before your shift begins. It is a short-acting anxiolytic, but it is never okay for a nurse to be even minimally sedated while caring for patients. If your employer were to discover you using Ativan on duty, you would not only face termination but be reported to your state Board of Nursing, even though you have a valid prescription.

    Seriously, if you're not in therapy or seeing another qualified mental health professional, please do so. Anxiety can be crippling (I know because I live with it too) and life is too short to spend it miserable. I wish you well.

  • May 3

    But if the other mom can identify the case, she's identifying it because she knows the case, not because of any identifiable information that the nurse gave.

    Say I read an oncology related medical journal. I see that one of the authors of the case study is a physician I frequently work with. I read the case and it all starts to sound extremely familiar, and I realize I took care of this patient and I know who the case study is about. Did the journal cause a HIPAA violation? No. I recognized the case because I knew it. Not because there was enough info for someone that didn't already know the case to say "Ah ha!" Granted, to be written up in a journal permission is usually obtained, but you gave far less information than what is presented in a case study.

  • May 3

    Quote from Been there,done that
    When you do hear it for yourself, stop what you are doing.. look sphincterman in the eye and ask What exactly do you mean by monkeys ?
    His response will dictate your next action. Whether he is employed by the facility or through a hospitalist group.. he has a boss and a governing body. Let sphincterman know you will be filing a written complaint to both.
    sphincterman is too good

  • May 3

    Quote from Betty52
    Yep ! This person is calling hospitals, doctors, all my employers
    Is she attempting to slander you in retaliation? Contact your malpractice carrier and employer now. You may need a lawyer to send a cease and decist

  • May 3

    Quote from Been there,done that
    When you do hear it for yourself, stop what you are doing.. look sphincterman in the eye and ask What exactly do you mean by monkeys ?
    His response will dictate your next action. Whether he is employed by the facility or through a hospitalist group.. he has a boss and a governing body. Let sphincterman know you will be filing a written complaint to both.
    This^ sounds like something I can do. I'm gonna keep an eye out for his crap slinging .... then it's game on.

  • May 2

    I think it's a little nutty, too. Maybe they are proud have having worked their way up or want to let others on the site with different credentials know that they've "been there".
    Pangea Reunited, ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

  • May 2

    Quote from Been there,done that
    HR is NEVER a nurse's friend.
    Unfortunately, I've found this to ring true. HR and hospital administrative figureheads go out of their way to make the most egregious physicians happy because they are seen as the facility 'money makers' due to referring patients.

    Thus, physicians can get away with more bad behavior than nurses in many hospitals.

  • Apr 28

    Okay thank you for your input. However, I didn't say he doesn't want me to do it. I said he is unsure. In a good marriage, you take your spouse's thoughts into consideration as well.

  • Apr 28

    Absolutely not.

    Perhaps you are running patients (based on gender) through your own filter. We all do it in one way or another. Confirmation bias reinforces certain beliefs. If I expect to notice certain behaviors from any particular group, I will notice those behaviors, and therefore those beliefs will be further entrenched.

    I used to see middle-aged and elderly male patients as the biggest whiny-babies of the two genders, but, in fact, they are not. If I approach each patient individually, whiny-babies are pretty evenly distributed under the curve.

    Frankly, you've stated you perceive male patients as funnier, more respectful, better conversationalists, less demented, less demanding, and more patient. If this is true, remind me not to use the call light when I am in your care, because that would be stupid, fussy, bubble-headed, and a general pain in the @ss.

  • Apr 28

    It has more to do with their personality than it does gender.

  • Apr 28

    Since you only have a couple of days left, ensure you cross your 'T' and dot your 'I' letters. In other words, cover your behind as if your life depended on it.

    Your managers seem petty and vindictive. Perhaps they need to do some serious introspection before they keep losing employees.

  • Apr 28

    Quote from needlesmcgeeRN
    I think MY judgement is fine...the question here is YOUR judgement. I assume you worked your butt off to get through nursing school like the rest of us, and hopefully pass NCLEX. Why would you risk all of your hard work?
    I believe this is what you call kicking someone when they're down.


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