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  • Oct 12

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I would be worried that a trump voter would provide sub-standard care to people he or she deemed "undesireable" aka minorities, non-Christians, members of the LGTBQ community, foreigner, disabled people....basically non-Wasps.
    Wow, what a nasty remark.

  • Oct 12

    Quote from klone
    This exactly. As Elkpark said, it's attitudes such as yours that necessitate this law.
    So here's a guy who comes here asking a simple, honest question and he's getting a lambasting from you and elkpark.

    Is it just human nature to fight over every thing?

    OP, I'm sorry your motives were suspected. I hope you stick around and can get some answers.

    I agree with you that no law would be necessary if there weren't the possibility for trouble to happen. What a mess human nature is.

    How dare anyone have an opinion or experience different than anyone else here?

  • Oct 8

    Don't sound off to any higher up's just yet.

    Just give your notice, once you've got another job.

    Go to the Director of HR in person - forget email, calls, etc. -
    and get that insurance straightened out at once. Let the HR tech or whatever it's called know that you appreciate his or her efforts but that you have to have insurance and just couldn't wait any longer to get it corrected. Stand there while it is corrected and get a receipt/copy with the right dates on it. Even if you are quitting.

    Get your boss to intervene for you if necessary.

    If any docs try to give you a hard time, just tell him or her or them that you are new, as they know.
    Tell them you are doing your best and you expect them to treat you with the same dignity and courtesy that they expect from you. Say it nicely. Look them in the eye when you do it. Don't be menacing, do be frank and polite.

    If anyone kicks you or otherwise assaults/batters you, call the police. Police.
    Got it? Make a report. Go from there.

    If they persist in being spoiled brats, just slow down. Intentionally slow down.
    If they remark on your slowness, explain that the animosity and undermining of your self-respect that you feel from them has made you have to force yourself to concentrate more closely on your work and that has slowed you down because you are feeling ill from the verbal abuse they are dishing out.

    Or just try laughing. They'll be puzzled by it and maybe even will ask you about it, which will have successfully changed the subject.

    Sushi????? They don't have time to teach but they have time for sushi?

    I guess you might let someone higher up know how your experience has been, once you are all squared away (have another job). You might be offered a supervisor of OR position.

  • Oct 8

    Quote from macawake
    Losing a child is such an unimaginable tragedy and my heart goes out to any parent who has had to experience such a devastating loss.

    I can definitely understand suing if you want to have someone accept responsibility/accountability and to acknowledge wrongdoing (if it took place) and I can also understand wanting to be compensated for the of cost bereavement counselling, loss of wages due to being unable to work during a period of time and for other necessary care/support that follows in the wake of such a tragedy. However seeing that someone is suing for almost double-digit millions (which is an insane amount of money) makes me glad that I live and work in a country where healthcare professionals aren't sued. Here, a patient can definitely report licensed healthcare professionals to the licensing and oversight authority but you can't sue or be sued for zillions.

    I can't help it, when I hear of cases similar to this one, the large amount of money makes it seem slightly mercenary to me. You can't assign a dollar value to a human life and attempting to do so in fact has the opposite effect on me. To me, it devalues life when it's viewed in terms of a windfall.

    What makes it even more unappealing to me is that if I understand this correctly, a rather large percentage of a potential settlement goes to the lawyers? If I got that part right, it serves as a powerful incentive to file even more big $ law suits (compared to if the legal team were paid a more modest fixed fee).

    On a societal scale, the prevalence of law suits in the healthcare industry is bound to ultimately increase the cost of healthcare. I think it's quite unfortunate. Frankly, I think it's a sick system.
    If she wins, the losers will appeal. Whatever she is awarded will be knocked down significantly on appeal.

    If a surgeon cuts off the wrong leg and then must also remove the good one, when nurses or other staff are negligent, what happens to their victims in your country? How will the now bilateral amputee get the care and equipment he needs? Do you folks not acknowledge pain and suffering or diminished quality of life? Not criticizing, just asking. Thanks.

  • Oct 8

    Quote from That Guy
    didn't need money until now.
    Really, man, what a terrible thing to say. You know nothing about her money situation, you apparently have never lost a child. What would you do - thank the nurse?

  • Oct 8

    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    Some very conservative branches of Islam (ex. Salafism), Judaism (ex. Ultra Orthodox and Hasidism), and Christianity don't allow unrelated males and females to mix at all. Ultra Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish men have made the news for refusing to sit next to women on planes. Some New York City public pools have been sued for holding single-sex swimming sessions.
    Sitting next to a woman on a plane doesn't come up to the level of doing personal care on a female patient IMHO. But hey whatever.

  • Oct 8

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I would be worried that a trump voter would provide sub-standard care to people he or she deemed "undesireable" aka minorities, non-Christians, members of the LGTBQ community, foreigner, disabled people....basically non-Wasps.
    Wow, what a nasty remark.

  • Oct 8

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I would be worried that a trump voter would provide sub-standard care to people he or she deemed "undesireable" aka minorities, non-Christians, members of the LGTBQ community, foreigner, disabled people....basically non-Wasps.
    Wow, what a nasty remark.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    ABORTION IS LEGAL. I'm so tired of people ringing their hands over a perfectly legal, acceptable, necessary medical procedure because it makes them uncomfortable! It doesn't matter how it makes you feel. It literally only matters to the person having the abortion, her healthcare provider and whomever she chooses to involve.

    This would be like Jehovah's Witnesses trying to make blood transfusions illegal because they disagree with them. It's asinine.

    And something being a small part of the overall service of an entity does not make it insignificant.
    It kind of matters to the baby, Jen. Not to mention Dad.

    That saline scalds something fierce!
    That knife is cutting me into shreds! There's nowhere I can go to get away from it!
    That suction is tearing me limb from limb!
    Someone is stabbing me in the back of my neck!
    I am in a trash can. My heart is still beating, my lungs are still breathing. Someone is cutting me up and I hear them talking about selling my body parts! Oh, God, take me home quickly. Please end this unbearable pain of my tiny (or 10 pound) body and of my little soul. Take me home and hold me in Your arms, take away the memory of this torture. I don't want to be a bother to anyone. I just want this pain to end. Take me where I will be loved, give me my new pain-free body. Love me.

    I actually believe there is a time for abortion, but not the way I have seen it used - as birth control. One 16 year old patient was on her 3rd abortion. That is simply wrong - for society, for the babies, and for her.

    I agree we should all be free and have our privacy as much as possible, but there are limits. And something like taking the life of our unborn babies involves our society.

    We need to work toward healing those who have had abortions, for they are scarred, even though they might not realize it or accept it just yet. It was a terribly difficult decision for many of the mothers to make. For others, it was probably no weightier a decision than choosing what clothes to wear today. All need our lovingkindness and we need them as well.

    We need to mourn the lost babies, those precious little ones who will never walk among us or be able to contribute to the world we live in. I thank God almighty that they are safely and happily free and whole in Heaven with Him.

    We need to help those who are facing an unwanted pregnancy. We need to reach out a hand of friendship and fellowship and assist them in every way we possibly can to have a healthy baby. We must help them with adoptions or single parenthood if they choose it. It does take a village and we can all do something to help these precious moms and babies/children.

    Just my opinion.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from heron
    The single most effective way to reduce the number of abortions is access to safe and affordable contraception. PP provides that and has been doing so for a century.

    Pro-life people like OC understand that. Forced pregnancy people don't care because the "real" issue is control of women's sexual behavior and has nothing to do with reverence for life.
    I respectfully disagree that controlling women is the real impetus behind opposition to AB's everywhere, any time, any place, any stage of pregnancy.

    Some of us really do revere life because we believe God made life. I do believe in contraception and good sense to not try to repopulate the whole earth. Contraception should absolutely be legal and available for every woman and man who wants it. Sex education, too.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I would be worried that a trump voter would provide sub-standard care to people he or she deemed "undesireable" aka minorities, non-Christians, members of the LGTBQ community, foreigner, disabled people....basically non-Wasps.
    Wow, what a nasty remark.

  • Oct 5

    Quote from NurseMom2016
    YES lol-it is a female hospitalist and she is sometimes very good at throwing nurses under the bus, others she acts like your best friend.
    Report her to the powers that be. Also, sit her down and inform her that she is creating confusion about which orders she really wants followed.

    Better yet, wake her up a few times per night, call her every 1/2 hour during the day and ask for clarification because her pt is thirsty. Or whatever else you can question. LOLOLOL

    Gotta train them, you know.

  • Oct 5

    Quote from nursemike
    Sometimes our patients are having the worst day of their lives. They're frightened, they're frustrated, and acting out may be the one way they have of feeling like they have some sort of control. As much as it may not look that way, in our relationships with our patients, the power is disproportionately ours, and that can be hard to swallow for the one without the power. Indeed, we sometimes feel like we are powerless and have to kowtow to get those patient satisfaction score, which makes us want to act out a little, too.
    In times like these, it's very important to understand that people may be dealing inappropriately with their anxieties and stress because they just don't know any other way. Nor is it wrong to step away a moment, take a cleansing breath, and keep in mind that some of these people were probably jerks long before we ever met them, and will be long after they're discharged.
    You are wonderful re: understanding. However, neither OP nor any other nurse is required to be afraid for his or her physical safety. We're nurses, not police. Nurses, not in combat.

    His damned doctor totally disrespected the staff, who were trying to carry out the doctor's orders. So now the staff look like idiots, sadists while the doctor looks stupid but heroic.

    I am glad OP told him to begone. She now needs to let the doctor know that he made her look ridiculous and that she now doesn't know which orders he wants followed and which he doesn't.

  • Oct 5

    Quote from RN/Mom
    I have wondered if I have an allergy as well. Twice when receiving it, I have had a weird hot/flushing type reaction within a few minutes of receiving it. My skin never has any reaction at the test site though.

    There is so much science doesn't understand about our immune systems and miscarriage, especially why some women (like myself) have recurrent miscarriages. It is scary to have my body injected with any foreign substances right now unless doing so offers a benefit that outweighs my risk of another miscarriage.

    I should be finding out tomorrow whether my baby has a heartbeat. Going by my history, there is about a 60% chance it will be another missed miscarriage. If this is a viable pregnancy, I am going to do everything possible to protect my baby and keep it alive. Avoiding unnecessary exposures to substances that have not been proven safe is just instinctual to me.
    If you have had previous reactions to being tested, please don't let them give you a PPD ever again, especially now that you are pregnant - but even if you weren't pregnant. I'm not an expert on allergy, but it sounds like you need to avoid PPD's. Period.

    See what your OB has to say. Do nothing while pregnant that makes you uncomfortable or worried if you can possibly avoid it.

    Just an aside - I don't know how strict your facility is about yearly TB tests, continuing education, recertifications, and the like. Some facilities are quite lax, it seems. I am not saying you should see if just keeping quiet about it until you get back from maternity leave, but I am wondering if anyone would even notice you were not in compliance. Just wondering.

    Wishing you all the best.

  • Oct 5

    Hmm, interesting use of the royal "we", when only 1 author is listed.

    Do you mean "disciplinary" or "disciplined"?

    Different isn't always better but there is some food for thought here.


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