The Disrespect Of Nurses - page 7

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I was at my workplace earlier this month when my supervisor told me about a volatile situation that was unfolding on a different floor between another nurse and a verbally abusive family member. This particular family member was... Read More


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    Quote from Sacred eagle
    People disrespect nurses for many reasons. From the early 70's to about the 90's in my opinion many nurses were evil and did a lot of nasty and disrespectful things to patients. Today's nurses are paying for the bad deeds the older nurses committed.
    Very interesting, thoughtful outlook. Does any evidence exist (research, anecdotal, or otherwise) to support your notion that many nurses were evil and disrespected patients from the early 1970s to the 1990s?
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    Quote from conroenurse
    Sad to say I witnessed a medical student and a nurse fall down elevator shaft while dealing with a violent patient. The Medical student died, the nurse paralized for life. I try to remember that when your dealing with patients, families, there are all kinds of family traditions, family drama going on, and nerves are high at times when family member is hospitalized......
    That is the most horrifying thing I've heard in a long time. How horrible!
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    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    I've said this myself.

    Man is it good to work at a decent hospital. We are union. The place I worked at before (part of the same system) was in a horrible section of town and had signs up reminding patients and visitors that it is a felony in this state to assult a nurse. Worried me that they were up but I never saw anyone act like a crazy person.

    The hospital I work at now (same system) security escorted out a Hospice visitor a while back who was screaming at a nurse. At first they just asked him to leave to cool down. He then threatened the nurse and then he was forced to leave and told not to come back. Then security was posted outside the door of that Hospice patient because of the difficult family. We were to call them if the family came in to visit.

    I was used to working at a place where I was told to snivel and kiss the patients' feet. So at my new job, when some crazy person started yelling at me because she had asked someone else to do something, I was surprised when my charge nurse and another fellow nurse marched up to that woman and stuck up for me. They informed her she was not to yell at the staff and treat me that way and if she continued to do so security would be called.
    Sounds like heaven!
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    Quote from Sacred eagle
    People disrespect nurses for manyreasons. From the early 70's toabout the 90's in my opinionmany nurses were evil and dida lot of nasty and disrespectfulthings to patients. Today's nursesare paying for the bad deeds theolder nurses committed.
    OK- Gotta call you on this one.

    Can you back this up?

    Other than that mean nurse from One Flew Over The Cookoos Nest, what have you got?
    Last edit by hherrn on Oct 29, '12
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    Quote from hherrn
    OK- Gotta call you on this one.

    Can you back this up?

    Other than that mean nurse from One Flew Over The Cookoos Nest, what have you got?
    *** In 1996 I was a patient in a VA hospital in California. I started in the ICU transfered to step down after 4 days in ICU. After 2 days on stepdown I want to surgical med-surg for another 3 days. My experience with the nurses was terrable. With only one exception I can say that all the nurses who took care of me where mean and nasty and very unfriendly, at least while they were in my room. It wasn't my family either since none came to see me.
    I fully realize they were the exception to the rule, or maybe that hospital was the exception since the physicians weren't any better. I never went back and never would. I do agree with your questioning of the broad brush of past nursing.
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    Quote from multi10
    may I be so brave to suggest that unions are the answer?
    No, you may not.
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    Quote from multi10
    may I be so brave to suggest that unions are the answer?
    Has been for me! I hope to never again work in either a Magnet or non-union hospital.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** In 1996 I was a patient in a VA hospital in California. I started in the ICU transfered to step down after 4 days in ICU. After 2 days on stepdown I want to surgical med-surg for another 3 days. My experience with the nurses was terrable. With only one exception I can say that all the nurses who took care of me where mean and nasty and very unfriendly, at least while they were in my room. It wasn't my family either since none came to see me.
    I fully realize they were the exception to the rule, or maybe that hospital was the exception since the physicians weren't any better. I never went back and never would. I do agree with your questioning of the broad brush of past nursing.
    But was your penis beaten by any of the nurses with a spoon?
    Sacred Eagle has a history of painting all female nurses as sexist abusers of male patients. I'm excited that he's narrowed it down to a time period instead of it being throughout history.
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    Quote from wooh
    But was your penis beaten by any of the nurses with a spoon?
    Sacred Eagle has a history of painting all female nurses as sexist abusers of male patients. I'm excited that he's narrowed it down to a time period instead of it being throughout history.
    Wow, I thought you were kidding, but no! I must have been sick that day in nursing school.
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    Quote from wooh
    But was your penis beaten by any of the nurses with a spoon?
    Sacred Eagle has a history of painting all female nurses as sexist abusers of male patients. I'm excited that he's narrowed it down to a time period instead of it being throughout history.
    **** Uh, with a spoon? No I can say that didn't happen. I haven't read any of S.E.'s other posts so didn't know the back story.


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