So...you've had a bad day? - pg.3 | allnurses

So...you've had a bad day? - page 3

You are dealing with a demanding patient, family , doctor.. short staffed and no break. Look at it from the OTHER side of the bed. The patient and the family is in a life changing ,... Read More

  1. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
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    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    Eh, and I learned that my mother had died while I was working.

    That was definitely a bad day.
    We are soul sisters in that case hippie. I was at work, got the call my mother was dead.
    Totally unexpected death. I know how that feels.
    However, that has nothing to do with how we deal with patients and family health care nightmares.
  2. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
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    Again.. most of these responses are all about the needs of the nurse.
    I was attempting to make it about the PATIENT.

    Yes, this is a site to vent about the issues that "ALL NURSES" share. I get that!
    I sincerely wished that my post will give us some food for thought.

    We get to leave the hospital at the end of our shift. The patient remains... to fight their battle with a life changing event.
    We need to remember that, and keep it foremost in our efforts to provide a holistic effort towards patient care.
  3. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    We get to leave the hospital at the end of our shift. The patient remains... to fight their battle with a life changing event.
    And the patient is discharged, and we keep showing back up.

    We need to remember that, and keep it foremost in our efforts to provide a holistic effort towards patient care.
    I would argue that the majority of us don't need to be reminded of our duty to be selfless martyrs, giving our all to every patient that crosses our path, no matter how obnoxious they may be.
    We've got hospital administration reminding us. (Though they seem to forget it's about the patient when it comes time to pay for appropriate staffing.)
    We have visitors reminding us. (Though they seem to forget it's about the patient when they're asking for coffee for themselves while you're in the middle of caring for the patient.)
    We have the patients reminding us. (Though they seem to forget they aren't the only patient that it's about, there's generally an entire hospital full of them, most being sicker than whomever is complaining the most.)
    And now we've even got staffing people reminding us to ignore our immune system, because calling in is unacceptable, even if your immune system is shot to hades by the stress before you spend 8-12+ hours around a bunch of sick people.

    I'd venture to say that most of us get that "it's about the patients." Heck, what's our most common complaint? Nurse patient ratios are not safe FOR THE PATIENTS.
    Aeterna, rubato, Aurora77, and 2 others like this.


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