OCNRN63, RN 45,767 Views
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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 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
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.
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?
I don't know how old you are, but a job that offers state retirement benefits? That's almost unheard of.
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!
Should I have told the new job the truth? I was afraid it would hurt me
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
It's always darkest before it goes completely black.
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