Positively Moving Forward
This article talks about the unexpected death of Liver Transplant Donor that happened in the liver transplant unit this past January at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City
FRom the Director of the unit:
"We have added nursing staff to the units to help with communication and patient evaluation. We now have a 4 to 1 RN-to-patient ratio. We have also replaced first-year medical resident onsite coverage on the transplant unit with nurse practitioners and physician assistants to enhance response times to pages and to promote continuity of care and communication"
Lack of effective communication was determined to be the root cause leading to patients death.
Sep 16, '02
rncountry--Well, now you know that EVERY group has its extremists and true believers, if you hadn't run into the notion earlier. Some people have a major need to feel self-righteous, no matter what the cost--more PC than their neighbor--and they will ALWAYS be involved with something that makes them feel superior. On the other hand, some people have a major need to keep from making any waves and experience those who do as reckless.
I doubt that basic personality types are likely to decrease in variety as time goes by. (Another good reason for the "ignore" feature on this BB.)
Somehow our republic just keeps staggering along with many kinds of personalities. At least, so far.
Last edit by sjoe on Sep 23, '02
Sep 17, '02
<<When I objected to some behavior that I felt was less than professional I about got me head bit off, not to mention being told I was a sellout, and possibly I was mentally ill
LOL!!!!!!! Oh man!! Do I know how you feel!!!!!
But QUIT APOLOGIZING TO ME!! Once was enough. Its past. I never took any of what you said personally anyway. I figured you were just starting out & passionate about what you wanted to do. Cant blame anyone for that. Effective dialogue comes with maturity & experience. We all have to learn & see things for ourselves as we get more involved in something new. Sometimes the passion can spill over & we lash out at others in the heat of the moment. We're only human & sometimes it can be very hard to not respond emotionally. I just forgot about the rotten-ass things & thought that as you went along in your new endeavor & learned more, youd be able to see past the emotion & understand other points too, even if you didnt agree with them. Im a NYer - we have tough skin & no time for anything - not even for holding grudges. Rotten-ass things aside, its good that people can look at things differently & have different opinions because knowledge, understanding, energy, great ideas, & wonderful things happen when they constructively share those different views with each other.
Im glad I was able to help in some way. You should be very proud of yourself for all youre accomplishing. Make sure your name is included & with the title "RN" on all the press your candidate puts out - especailly when she wins!
Thank you for your post. If you ever find yourself in NYC, give me a call.
BTW, I have been getting some of those same email copies too - cant make heads or tails out of them.
Last edit by -jt on Sep 17, '02