Quote from neverbethesame
I don't think this is funny at all. I get that it is meant to be humorous but it isn't.
I mean yea, it kind of undermines what we are supposed to be about. And so many folks are distraught over having to have blood draws or IVs or ABGs. It doesn't really help our cause. Personally, I hate to have to inflict any kind of discomfort on patients, kids, babies. I mean, I have done things b/c they needed to be done, but even after all these years, it still bothers me to be the one inflicting pain or discomfort.
People used to say, "Oh. You'll get over it." No, more practice made me better; but I never really got over it. The only time when it doesn't bother me is if a person is sedated or something like that. I just always have to push past my feelings, b/c it's about getting what the patient needs. Most of us don't take pleasure in inflicting discomfort for treatment purposes. We just do it b/c we are there to help the patients.
So, yea, that kind of joke works against us. I agree with redhead. It probably shouldn't be something that the general public should see; b/c a lot of people won't take it as a joke.