gonzo1 17,428 Views
Joined Jun 8, '05.
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Can someone tell me how to block out a person that you don't want to see their postings anymore?
I'm so sorry you and your family had to go through this horrible experience. I hope you are able to find comfort and healing. Sharing your experience has opened up an educational discussion that will have positive impact on many. We still have so much to do to make healthcare better for all.
I think the patients whose lives have been saved by me, and most of my nursing friends, would say that nursing is a knowledge based job. I often forget how important our job is until something great happens with a really sick patient. The thing is, in our job we can be titrating several life saving drips, watching for lethal rhythms and checking for air leaks in chest tubes and other assorted things, while cleaning up poopy bottoms and emptying the garbage.
I think I make pretty darn good money too.
I was at a party recently and every nurse there had a tale to tell about other nurses being mean to them. However, I don't think being mean to each other is found only in nursing. I worked at an international company for two decades and it was a mostly female department, hundreds of employees and there were several that were horrible people. It's an universal problem.
It is possibly more evident in nursing because we rely on each other so much for help, as in changing patients, lifting patients, asking for guidance on how to take care of certain symptoms and so on.
I was once at a seminar where the speaker said his policy is to trust and respect everyone, until they do something to lose that respect. I have tried to incorporate that idea into my personal/professional life for years now, but find it hard to do at times because I was raised to trust no one.
I believe I have never bullied anyone and am a very helpful person, but who knows for sure. All I can say is that I have been bullied a couple of times and left jobs because of it. However, after I learned to use the coping skills and suggestions on AN I am now never in that position.
There are more than enough suggestions on how to deal with all these issues on this forum and having finally put them into practice I can say they do work, even for very timid people like me. Your world won't change until you make it change. As far as respect, I pretty much have always felt respected by the people that matter.
I do know some people who say they are never respected and the truth is they are respected, but they don't respect or like themselves and this is what they are really feeling. I feel so sorry for them because they actually are great nurses and good people.
Sometimes we have to heal ourselves before our world changes. It's something I have to work on very often.
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