I have to say that mclennan
said it succinctly & articulately. We are our own worst enemies. I could enumerate all the examples but I am just plain tired of doing that. We are not a cohesive, supportive group & go about finding a scapegoat for whatever BS is going around at the time. The constant doctor "brown nosing" & little whisper campaigns are getting old (for me). I used to pride myself on my principals & ethics. But, now it only brings on trouble. I don't see a firm, professional stand for adequate staffing (& I mean at the time, on the floor!), calling mgt on their punitive, labor-busting ways, & docs (not all, mind you, but they could advocate for nursing more) for their passive-aggressive, backhanded ways. I once worked w/ a doc that groused at me a few times but at least he had the "stones" to say it to my face.
Look at this forum! It's all about the same issue for the most part. Nothing will change unless we do and mean it! When I was a new nurse (>30 years ago), a more experienced nurse told me, "I don't get mad; I get even!" and she was proud! I was appalled but now believe that attitude is embedded in our culture & there is no changing @ this point. I'm about to give up and go on welfare. Please don't flame.