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By marydc

Joined Apr 2, '12 - from 'USA'. Posts: 58 (67% Liked) Likes: 193

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  1. I think one way of counteracting the stigma of mental illness is for those that have it to come forward and talk about it. ...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. I too am glad you can come here to vent. I think having a mental illness yourself makes you empathetic and understanding in...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. I wish I could tell my clients at work that there is hope for a life in spite of a psychiatric diagnosis. Sometimes they...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. I don't post often compared to some but I do read AN extensively. I stay out of the flame wars but it gets really old...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I list where I work and use my real name so that people can find me. Just recently, a former college roommate of mind...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. To me, it depends on your intentions for having a presence in social media and how you are using any social media platform...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I know this forum isn't overly active, but I just wanted to say I'm starting my brand new career in psych! I was hired...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. I could cover the walls of my house with rules that are made, then bent and broken. Sometimes the rules need to be broken....
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    Forum: Nursing News
  9. The thing about psych nursing is that you may spend days or weeks at a time doing noithing more strenuous and physically...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Hi everyone. I am new here. I must say I absolutely love reading all these stories. I have see some interesting things when...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Yesterday was my 5 year anniversary of being at my current job (outpatient psychiatric medication clinic). I really like my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Not a texting while working story.. but similar to PP. I work at a restaurant part-time, and it's really sad to see so many...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. For me it is gratitude. I am grateful that I have a well-paying, meaningful job. Lots of people don't have that. I have my...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. My husband once put it to me this way and it has always helped me when I'm feeling like you describe...... Does what/who...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. It sounds as if this nurse wasn't able to convince the adjudicating body that her actions were the minimum needed for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My humble opinion: Our own personal well-being is of the utmost importance. We cannot serve ourselves, much less others,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Why in the heck was the nurse wearing earrings in psych? When I worked psych, people knew better than to wear earrings....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Because you are taking care of your mother, I am assuming she is not well and can not take care of herself or live on her...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Frankly I am so done with this...it isn't fair to subject senior nurses who have extensive expertise at the bedside back to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I don't think its about control, in the case of the article of the OP, I think its about taking advantage of a weak economy...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I believe you are writing primarily from a theoretical point of view, as, from your profile, you are a pre-nursing student. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Have you really ever heard a physician or member of administration ever tell a nurse "you only have an associates"? I know...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I think people who say physicians disrespect ADN prepared nurses are projecting their own insecurities onto other people. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A far wiser course of action would be to simply grandfather in all current RNs and make a BSN a requirement for future hires.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. If we have to raise the head/foot of the bed for a patient's comfort, we use foam wedges. I've seen them in use in a lot of...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  26. We do the assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation stuff just like all nurses. We give meds for...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  27. Please ask your charge nurse and nurse manager to help you problem-solve this. Make it their responsibility for you to get...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. We listen to our hearts and guts when it comes to assessing patients. It takes skill, experience and knowledge to 'listen'...
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    Toon Forum: Nurses Rock
  29. How about accepting their reality? Of course, they need to be safe and have dignity.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I think "avoiding unnecessary psychological torture and abuse" is probably a better way of describing it than "lying".
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. 14434 Don't even get me started on Dr. Oz. I'm on a weight loss forum, and OMG the things people bring up, particularly...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I don't think respect is tied to education all the tine. I have worked with quite a few disrespectful MD's(and nurses) and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. This is unacceptably rude and grossly unprofessional.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. Actually, when I was working in an LTACH the dr. asked for my help to turn the pt so he could see the pt's sacral wound. :)...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. The doctor's role is to investigate, diagnose and treat the disease itself. The nurse's role is to help the patient live...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. I was getting to DC a pt, when her boyfriend asked a question about what the doc had been in saying; the pt said "don't ask...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. Recently my husband's grandmother was a patient in the ICU. I am frequently used as the medical translator in the family,...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. I've always been a fan of Maya Angelou, and this is one of my favorite quotes: ďAs a nurse, we have the opportunity to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. We've all worked with crabby doctors. I've been a nurse for 15 years and run into my fair share of rude and crabby docs. ...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. Definitely not common in places I've worked. But they are heartless if they did that after knowing what tragedy happened to...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. "One individual in particular doesn't have a diagnosis but he's severely delusional and violent. He came to us unmedicated...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  42. This past morning I was helping out on the Adult Unit, where I rarely work nowadays, when an Interesting Situation occurred:...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  43. A few thoughts... If a person can be psychic, why can't a psychotic person be psychic? Just because we can't prove...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  44. These are my thoughts on the subject: I'm really tired of mental health being viewed as some strange entity distinct...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  45. "Trip" over the patient's IV pole and hit the code button by accident, then stand helplessly in the doorway going "I don't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I put in a work order for a broken bed because when I pushed the "head up" button on the remote the feet went up instead. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I am a psych patient myself and very well-versed in what psychotropic medications can do to a person. I am on five,...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  48. Seeing that she had uncontrolled anxiety that made it impossible for her to behave like a normal 10 yr old, no matter how...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  49. I think psychiatric treatment is important for many people. I think the meds used are not without risks however I view it...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  50. I've never liked Kudos Boards. In theory, every nurse who goes out of her way to help a patient should get a Kudo. But it...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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