Quote from pinkfluffybunny
I have had this discusssion with a friend of mine several times. She is incredibely burned out after only a few years of nursing. The constant crazy demands made by families, patients, supervisors, just the general abuse that nurses have to go through on a daily basis. I hate that she feels this way about the job, and I remember before she graduated how she was so excited to be able to do some good in the world. The pre actual work idealistic thing, I know. Like most people, quitting and persuing another line of work is not an option, finacially. So my question in not what job really has the least interaction, but what job others feel like will involve the least amount of abuse.
Least amount of abuse? Don't go to the OR. What I do is not for the faint of heart or the soft of spirit. I get abused, as you say, from physicians, stressed out, terrified families, stressed floor/ER nurses, charge nurses, etc. Yes, the OR has less face time with families and patients, but the time we do have can be intense; regardless it's less face time, but less abuse? Not so much. I would say some position dealing mostly with paperwork would be the beat bet. I've never met a document yet that I couldn't handle in a fair fight.Sent from my droid......so yeah....typos and autocorrect idiocy abounds.