This morning I was treated very disrespectfully by an aide. I've been reading the threads on here about disrespectful aides to try to learn how to deal with this particular aide. However, from what I'm reading, it seems that it won't matter what I do or say -- the problem is in the system that allows them to get away with it. It seems that management and administration always side with the aides. Why is this? I feel that if an LPN were disrespectful to an RN or supervisor, they'd get written up.....why not the aides?
It is not necessarily because the aides are part of a union which suppports them because there's no union where I work.
Could it be that they know they won't be fired because they're too hard to replace at the low pay they're earning?
I just wonder why aides are allowed to get away with poor behavior when I don't believe any other level of nursing is allowed to get away with it. Does anyone have any insight into this? I'd like to feel that I could discuss this with my superiors or human resources but if they're just going to turn a deaf ear, then there's no point.
You haven't even tried to discuss this with your management, even the charge nurse?
Aides are just like the many other healthcare professionals who can disrespect you. You have to stand your ground and either have a one on one discussion with the aide or take it to management.
I'm an aide and a nursing student and have seen the disrepect from both sides of the table, but it's nothing that a small talk can't fix. If a small talk doesn't work, then take it management and see where it goes.
I could make a thread," Why are nurses so disrepectful?" but the simple answer is because they are human beings with bad or good attitudes that can affect the way I work depending on how I choose to deal with them. You can either ignore the disrespect or do something about it.
Last edit by sunnybabe on Sep 2, '12
: Reason: grammar!