Nurses and other healthcare staff smoking alongside patients!?! - page 8

:banghead: I Just have a rant... I am sick and tired of having to be bombarded with the scent of smoke in the psychiatric facility I currently work at. Where used to work, granted it was a... Read More

  1. Visit  SweetPEI profile page
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    Well by my rant aren't we thereby debating?

    Yes, I was thrown in the trenches. Actually being told to sit outside and assist and/or smoke with patients to be understanding is detrimental to my health, therefore those who would suggest such were throwing me in the trenches.
  2. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Quote from SweetPEI
    Well by my rant aren't we thereby debating?

    Yes, I was thrown in the trenches. Actually being told to sit outside and assist and/or smoke with patients to be understanding is detrimental to my health, therefore those who would suggest such were throwing me in the trenches.
    Actually I think what was told to you was to quit your job OR accept it for what it is. That is a choice not a trench.

    I don't even really know what you want from this conversation. Is your work situation messed up? Absolutely but staff needs are secondary to patient needs. I have giving care to a patient who was passing away in his home. No heat no electricity. Other nurses refused the assignment passed on their desired comfort levels as is their right but the patient also had a right to care until either he passed or they could transfer him somewhere more suitable.

    It's the life of a nurse sometimes.
  3. Visit  SweetPEI profile page
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    Attention: you are not the only person who has replied to my thread. If you didn't advise me to do that, then why respond?
  4. Visit  SweetPEI profile page
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    So let me get this straight you have a problem with me because breathing smoke is not in my desired comfort level?
  5. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Because you were responding directly to my post it seems reasonable to respond to it. You feel you are being attacked personally I can assure you you are not it's just perspective.
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    Quote from SweetPEI
    So let me get this straight you have a problem with me because breathing smoke is not in my desired comfort level?
    Read my comment I said "as is their right."

    You have the right to leave the situation you are in. You have the right to stay in the situation you are in but attempting to change the situation around you will rarely work.

    That patient needed somebody to hold her cigarette for her safety. It doesn't have to be you but it needs to be done by somebody.

    You seem very young and defensive. I hope you will be able to readdress this issue in the future with more enlightenment. Everything so far seems to scream this is all about me under the guise of "patient advocacy"
    amoLucia likes this.
  7. Visit  SweetPEI profile page
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    Actually I don't feel personally attacked. I agree it is perspective, that is why it is extremely important to read before replying. Clearly you haven't read the whole post or your perspective would have been different because you would have known what was said. At the end of the day I have gained a lot of insight concerning what nurses view as acceptable and unacceptable practices when taking care of patients.
  8. Visit  SweetPEI profile page
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    Yes, I am young and the future of nursing. Please have an excellent day ma'am. This is not instant message. I'm not about to go back and forth with you.
  9. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Quote from purplcav
    with a reply like that, why even reply?? seriously???

    Being a former smoker of 3 years now, I agree that in a workplace, we shouldnt have to deal with smokers, let alone being out in the general public. Holding a cigarette for a patient is not part of a nurses job description and I am glad you stood up for yourself by respectfully declining. I would have done the same.
    Read the thread. I agreed that no one is obligated to hold a ciggy for someone.
  10. Visit  cav5 profile page
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    I don't want to keep this thread going but somehow I....just...have...to...respond... Even knowing that it will lead to nowhere.

    You are not listening nor debating, that would mean that you would really listen and take in some of what is being said-some you will like and some you will not. Debating isn't typing back messages from every post you don't like about what you don't like. It is listening and taking in new things-again, some of which you will like and some of which you won't.

    You ARE getting upset and it is translating to the typed word.

    You do talk a lot about patient comfort and safety while using the word "I" A LOT. (it is not one and the same)

    You are not the future of nursing....nursing is your future. There is a difference.
    Last edit by cav5 on Jun 6, '12 : Reason: spelling,grammar
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  11. Visit  SweetPEI profile page
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    At the end of the day I have gained a lot of insight concerning how differently nurses view acceptable and unacceptable practices when taking care of patients - specifically related to the subject. Thanks to everyone who gave their opinion on the subject and thanks to everyone who gave positive advice

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