Feeling like a servant - page 2

by nurseywifeymommy1 14,350 Views | 62 Comments

Do you guys ever feel like the families and sometimes patients treat you like u are the waitress? Or like they are ur only patient? It really irritated me today.... Read More


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    I would like a t-shirt which says the following: RN=Registered Nurse NOT refreshments and narcotics!
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    Once I received a great compliment when a patient's family commented, "Nurses are the only professionals who 'serve' sincerely and with a genuine smile although they are in a non-tipping position." Perhaps, nurses should get 1% of their hospital bill as gratuity.
    kattycakes, teeniebert, Syrenia, and 19 others like this.
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    and we have so much time on our hands to be a servant...not
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    Quote from Vishwamitr
    Once I received a great compliment when a patient's family commented, "Nurses are the only professionals who 'serve' sincerely and with a genuine smile although they are in a non-tipping position." Perhaps, nurses should get 1% of their hospital bill as gratuity.
    Oh I like this idea VERY MUCH!
    teeniebert likes this.
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    To echo another thread, (in a sarcastic voice): Oh for shame, you cold unfeeling nurse. You should understand the fear and anxiety your patients and families are experiencing. By partnering together as a team, we can nurture and optimize their experience.
    :***:
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    I'm going to chime in with a different perspective. I do believe that nurses are servants. Physicians and other staff are servants as well. If you will go deep with me for a moment, especially believers, our purpose in this life is to serve a higher power. We serve that higher power by serving others. Right?

    The connotation of servant however does not sit well with most of us. I understand that. I frequently feel exploited and misused by managers and staff alike even some so-called friends and family. I resent being exploited but I try not to respond negatively because it causes me more pain to be bitter than to do better.

    No I don't like being exploited and misused but at the same time I think the people that are being condescending towards me are spiritually worse off than I.
    shaggy77 and student forever like this.
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    I am not a servant. No nurse is a servant. I care for patients. I don't serve them. I don't serve ANYONE.
    Ellen NP, One1, anotherone, and 1 other like this.
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    I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Ugh...I guess it's the attitude that bothers me the most. Today was better. Days like yesterday make me want to throw in the towel. Hugs to all!!
    anotherone likes this.
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    Its about entitlement. If a visitor of a patient feels entitled to a drink or snack, then they will sure not be getting anything from me. Only thing they will get is directions to the caf. If a visitor has been supportive and helpful I from time to time will offer a drink or snack.
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    I don't mind going out of my way for nice people and I don't mind getting food for sick people or even helping out a kind family member, but I am not obligated to "serve" anyone. And I won't be treated like a servant.
    CoffeeGeekRN, shamrokks, Ellen NP, and 1 other like this.


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