Girlygirl69 (2,366 Views)
Joined Jan 20, '11.
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No one will ever make me wear a cap. Ever.
I think anybody posing as something they are not is BS!. It has nothing to do with thinking too much of what you do, or feeling that you're better than someone else, it's about principle. If you ever get into trouble, do you want a paralegal or do you want a lawyer?? A CNA maybe be the best darn CNA ever, but he/she is NOT a nurse for the same reasons a nurse is NOT a doctor. The level of training and the scope of practice is completely different. There's a reason the boards made them separate licenses, because they are NOT the same. Its sad that there are real nurses who don't see anything wrong with somebody else playing pretend
Is it really that big of a deal that a 7 year old thought his Mom was a nurse when she's a nurse assistant? Seriously? Maybe his Mom explained that she was like a nurse? That she helps the nurses? Geeze, give the kid a break. Most kids just associate working at a hospital as being a doctor or nurse. A lot of people mistake the CNA/NA for the nurse anyway. They think everyone that comes into the room is a nurse if they aren't the doctor. And yes, I understand the educational differences but a CNA/NA and a nurse often do similar things (yes, I know RNs do more and more important things) but its not like she's a secretary or a housekeeper and called herself a nurse.
I'm not a nurse, and I tend to want to be helpful in anyway I can- but I think I'd draw the line with a tenth warm blanket for a family member. The family member isn't sick and you're not there to take care of them. It isn't a spa! If a family member wants a blanket or soda or snack, they are perfectly capable of getting up and getting it themselves. JMO
You're not crazy. All of the peeves that have been mentioned here are mine too. I have said to a few aides who complain about their jobs and about nurses, "if you really don't like it, then go back to school. Change your situation. You want to be a nurse? Then do it."
Many of them think they know it all, but truthfully, they do not have the knowledge. Even when I explain why something is the way it is, some of them refuse to listen. I notice the aide issue is particularly bad in LTC. My next job will be on a floor somewhere. It is too exhausting to work with them day after day. And for every good aide, you have one who should be fired.
That patient was out of line. You wouldn't curse a nurse in a spanish speaking country for not knowing english.
Hmmm cursing out your patients....nice.
I give up. What is "IANAL"? The only thing I could come up with is, "I Am Not A Liar," which I don't think anyone thinks you are.
Night shift...same thing..or night owls.
Day shift...usually the proper name for a female dog
Oh, gosh. In my humble opinion, the healthcare industry has no business seeking advice from the hotel industry because the two entities exist for very different reasons.
The chef at the Ritz-Carlton will serve you a T-bone steak and a baked potato covered with several pats of butter, even if you have coronary artery disease. They'll also give the diabetic an entire cherry cheesecake. They'll also lead the COPD patient to a suite where smoking is allowed. It is imperative that hospital patients not think they're at the hotel. It undermines what healthcare workers do.
They paid almost $400,000 to Ritz Carlton! Unbelievable, was the guy a college buddy or what!
I want to see them work as a CNA with the current staffing of that hospital system while providing the "ritz carlton" level of customer service. If they can do that, then let's listen!
They really love to throw money away! That money could go for adequate staff, lifting equipment, computers and heart monitors in patient's rooms. What a waste!
With regard to the women taking care of men comment, it actually is an Orthodox practice. As a (reform) Jew, I know that women can't touch men during "that time" and after until they have taken a ritual bath. Since it would be impossible, and offensive, to ask the nurse if she is "clean" they would just prefer to avoid it. Like all things that are prohibited, these requirements are usually waived if it is medically necessary. For instance, you aren't supposed to drive or engage in commerce on the Sabbath, but if it's a medical emergency it is considered acceptable.
Also, Girlygirl, I'm not offended by your question. I think it is good to be inquisitive. What bothers me is when people make generalizations and spread them on because they didn't seek answers.
1. OP was not making a judgment, he/she was making an observation from experience.
2. As a previous poster noted, there always has to be some highly offended individuals in every discussion.
3. OP this is the time to do some research into EOL issues with different cultures to foster a deeper understanding of the variations.
Most Rabbis are open to discussion about the faith to others who are genuinely interested. I'm sure that if you can catch up with them at a quiet moment, they will be happy to talk to you about these questions.
It's more to the effect that an unrelated and unmarried man and woman shouldn't be alone in one another's presence, lest it lead to inappropriate conduct.
http://www.sichosinenglish.org/books...-yichud/12.htm <-- an essay on the topic of medical personnel and the laws of Yichud
Edit: And in case someone just skims the page--note that while the page mostly refers to women seeing male doctors/nurses/techs, etc, it also states that the same rules apply for men seeing women doctors/nurse/techs etc. Of course, this is from an Orthodox Jewish perspective and it's hard to say to what degree it would apply to Conservative Jews, and I doubt Reform Jews and non-religious Jews would have ever even heard of Yichud, let alone practice it (like shomer negiah and tzniut, yichud is a relatively obscure practice outside of Orthodoxy). Like everything, it varies among Jews.
Edit2: Here is another link from Chabad, a major spiritual/outreach sort of branch of Orthodox Judaism, explaining end of life issues from a religiously-Jewish perspective: http://www.chabad.org/library/articl.../Soul-Talk.htm (make sure you click the next button at the bottom of each page, it's longer than it looks and goes into much helpful detail)
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