Why is it that in this profession alone, a patient can yell and be a jerk to us and we "nurses" shouldnt (for our own good "to keep our job") say anything?
"Why can we be punched, smacked, hit or any form of abuse from a patient and not protect our own selves----I guess it just appalls me that we are told to not do anything. Wow. But get a different assignment or write an incident report. This is clearly different from having children or disables patients, but how is eg. a young woman suppose to walk away from a 50 year old man hitting them,or a guy vice versa. This system is weird
'Why can't we set our patients straight" and when we do, they find something to complain to management about us. smh
"Why are patients fully favored over us, with their complaints".
Is it not understood that patients are the same people we see in walmart, stop and shop, target, and they could be holding their own hurts and grudges and them beiing in a hospital bed gives them no right to disrespect us, and we nurses are the same people who have families, and emotions and deserve not to be treated such way and more importantly have our job at risk because we stand up for unpleasant people."
I just dont get it, why it's like this in this field. A dementia, confused patient, that can be understood, but oriented and alert ones?
This is nuts!