nurses eat their young

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    In every healthcare facility, I should say that we should help each other not to drag anybody down! It does not matter if you have the position or not. We are all towards one goal-render good patient care!

    Dont be so mighty high when in reality you're masquerading yourself!
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    This is kinda random, but yes I agree, though its not always the case. I'm seeing good and bad.
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    Sori if it bacame vague and random. I was about to rant the actual story but its HIPPA and nsg ethics that told me not to say anything ;-)
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    Based on my experience, the way experienced co-workers treat the newbies is heavily influenced by staffing. Over-worked, stressed out staff are not likely to welcome any new additions that (they feel) will only add to their burden. They resent having to interrupt their own work to provide assistance so they would much rather work with other experienced nurses. However, if the staffing pattern is adjusted - decreasing workload for experienced staff who are expected to act as a resource/preceptor for newbies - the attitude is much better.

    Kind of random, but an appropriate metaphor: Someone once told me that a busy nursing unit is as physically taxing and potentially dangerous as that show "the Axmen"... so "if you want to be a lumberjack, you darn sure better be able to hold up your end of the log".
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    I feel bad that something negative has happened to you and it is very unfortunate that some nurses do indeed eat their young.

    But the title of you post is "nurses eat their young." I can tell you, for a fact, that the majority of nurses do not eat their young. So please, do imply that every nurse participates in this activity. Thank you.
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    I don't mind tough or matter of fact nurses. I appreciate it as a student, now new grad, when I get a little ribbing. That sort of thing is telling me that I'm being included, sometimes with a veiled reminder in it. So far, every single nurse I've been with has been wonderful. Those who seem annoyed to have students, I give space and only ask for pertinent information.
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    I dont mind them being rough for as long as they'll teach you how to do it properly. I dont mind getting yelled at by my boss or co-worker for as long as theyll correct what I had have done wrong and tell me how to go about it. I just dont like working with no harmony or going behind your back and telling the patient, pt family or the boss that I dont know what on earth I am doing. Worst case is telling that you are incompetent for asking somebody for help when you dont know what you are doing.

    I am not like them pretending to know everything and the next thing that happen is that the patient is coding. I do help out when i know how to do it. I dont even take the credit if their patient that I assisted became well or their aggitated pt calmed down.mind that they didnt even know how was their patient doing before or after everything had happened.

    Maybe it is their coping mechanism but my ego and morale suffers. My eyes were closed and ears had gone deaf now but I cannot afford to quit on that job.
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    Quote from anne919
    In every healthcare facility, I should say that we should help each other not to drag anybody down! It does not matter if you have the position or not. We are all towards one goal-render good patient care!

    Dont be so mighty high when in reality you're masquerading yourself!
    I'm a BSN2 student ... now I'm feeling that it's a hard job.. can u give some advices if I stay in this domain or not!
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    Every job is tough but if ur heart tells u that helping and caring for somebody is ur calling then continue studying nursing.

    Things are tough but when ur patient shows a relief from pain, a smile, and a thank you it is much more rewarding than your pay check!


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