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    In MA
    Sour Lemon, TriciaJ, Cricket183, and 3 others like this.

    Quote from klone
    I will generally point at her and yell "LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!!" and then I will rip her name tag off her scrub top and throw it on the ground and stomp on it really hard, grinding the heel of my Dansko into it until it's just a pile of sharp shards of plastic. Then I will grab one of the shards of plastic and take her Littmann stethoscope from around her neck and then cut the rubber tubing into pieces.
    This post deserves to go in an AN "Hall of Fame."

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    jeastridge likes this.

    Quote from jeastridge
    This article's discussion centers around acute pain and chronic pain, specifically, and does not address oncological pain. We will never revert to not treating pain. My hope is that we are asking questions, probing what is happening with pain treatment, and looking for new ways to address pain management. Joy
    Unfortunately, what I'm afraid will happen is knee-jerk responses to treating pain, and soon we'll be back to the bad to the "bad old days" where patients with cancer pain will be left to suffer. It happened before, so there's no reason to doubt it could happen again.

    I got interested in treatment of chronic non-malignment pain when I had the opportunity to meet Margo McCaffrey years ago; she was generous with her time in mentoring me. When I started working with cancer patients, that was a whole other world. And then when cancer came knocking on my door..., well, you know the rest of the story.

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    jeastridge and traumaRUs like this.

    Articles like this scare me. I'm afraid the day may come when I'll just be given bullets to bite for my chronic pain from cancer.

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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Moved to Pt/Colleague Relations. Very sorry for this experience.
    Since you were just coming out of general anesthesia, is it possible you misinterpreted this?
    My thoughts exactly.

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    JustMe54, TriciaJ, not.done.yet, and 2 others like this.

    I don't know how old you are, but a job that offers state retirement benefits? That's almost unheard of.

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    sevensonnets likes this.

    Quote from AJJKRN
    Try your best not to let that interaction take up space in your head. People like that usually have major insecurity issues and unfortunately this one just happened to be a nurse.

    Learn the lesson even earlier of how not to treat others when you pass your NCLEX when the time comes!
    Or maybe that "rude" person is dealing with a serious personal health issue; has a family member who is dying; had to deal with a her car breaking down and was just frustrated;had just been reamed out by a doc for something else and took her frustrations out on OP. We'll never know. The point is, episodes like this are not necessarily indicative of psychopathology.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    Quote from SuziQ63
    Should I have told the new job the truth? I was afraid it would hurt me
    Yes, you should have told the truth. The fact that you're stressed out about whether or not the new job will find out about what happened at your current/old job should tell you that you should have been up front.

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    Orion81, sevensonnets, h00tyh00t, and 3 others like this.

    Yeah, having cancer is so much better than having to work. I'm so glad I got sick so I don't have to work.

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    Ruas61 likes this.

    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    I think before you go on and on about how you go to one of these prestigious schools the OP is talking about (which they are talking about those in Nursing school going on about their prestigious nursing schools) and it's known to everyone in the country, so prestigious that people come from all over the world just to attend, and you argue that your school is going to be a huge asset to you after you're done with nursing. You should clarify that you're not in the US and haven't even applied to or been accepted into a nursing program yet, and the earliest you think you'll be starting is another year and a half away.

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    macawake likes this.

    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Can I just say the title makes me think of this? Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything

    Also, the companies making patient and OR beds need to consider making them longer. I shouldn't have to go steal a piece off an OR bed in another room to use as an extension for my patient who is 6" taller than the bed is long.
    Love that book!

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    ~Mi Vida Loca~RN likes this.

    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    We often had "afew" tall people. My Dad is 6'3", I am "alittle" over 5 foot.

    One time I asked my patient how tall she was, she said "4 foot 12". So I said "5 feet?" She said "no 4 foot 12" she paused for a minute and it clicked. I told her "congratulations, you can now tell everyone you're officially 5 foot" read my mind.

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    Quote from Danawright
    Join ONS.
    Exactly what I was going to say.

    ONS | Oncology Nursing Society

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    Quote from tmaloney58
    I wouldn't consider asking a caregiver to cover me up after I had been exposed for over a half an hour after assessments had been done while multiple people (not related to my care) wandered in and out of the area I was in to be a "there, there now attention seeking behavior". It seemed like a simple request. And one that I had to make multiple times in multiple locations. Maybe that's the "there, there now attention seeking behavior" you are referring to? Having to make the same request multiple times? Because my, I thought simple, request wasn't being honored? And because of my condition at the time I was unable to do it myself? Unfortunately, I received the same dismissive behavior/attitude from my "caregivers" there as you seem to display. That's makes me kind of sad. For you.

    I'm guessing, actually I know, that you've been doing your job for a very long time. Maybe too long. Because when you forget the "care" part of "patient care" maybe it's time to find a different career.
    You really know nothing about the people who have replied to you.

    The purpose of this site is for nurses to talk to nurses. We learn from one another. We support each other. We laugh together, we cry together. The point is, this is a nursing community, not a site for the general public to ask for information nor to lecture us on how we should provide better care for our patients. People who aren't nurses do join sometimes to vent their spleens about one issue or another. We listen and provide feedback, but please...don't presume to know any of the people, many who have been here for years, after just a few posts.

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    NanaPoo and NotAllWhoWandeRN like this.

    It's always darkest before it goes completely black.

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    Mavrick likes this.

    Quote from Andymae
    Nurse Ratchet
    If she's going to be your favorite, you should know how to spell her name. For the record, it's "Ratched."