Motivation to change from negative to positive attitude R/T nursing profession?
- 0Oct 13, '02 by frankieHello everyone, Frankie here. What do you think motivates a nurse to change their attitude and/or feeling from negative to positive when referring to their nursing career? frankieLast edit by frankie on Oct 13, '02
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- 0Oct 13, '02 by jnette GuideOne's outlook on life in general. Keeping an attitude of gratitude..even when things are not as we would have them. (Surely there is SOMETHING we all can find to be grateful for!) Even in nursing under the current situation... gratitude that we have had an opportunity to touch someone's life with caring and concern... for HOWEVER BRIEF a time.
- 0Oct 13, '02 by AudreyfaySometimes I think the negativism is somewhat within the nurse's own personality. Just as some people in life are pessimists, I think that pessimism gets directed toward their nursing career. I've worked with some nurses like that in the past. Trying to help them change always resulted in frustration for me. After numerous years in nursing, I finally realized that the only practice I can control, is my own. Sometimes, happily, my changes influence others around me. The #1 step is being happy with oneself. If this is not there, no matter what type of a position a person is in, they will be negative about it. My conclusion: when looking at a job, #1 is who I might be working with. Everything else comes after that.
- 0Oct 14, '02 by SleepyeyesI got pretty negative in a work environment that was dysfunctional.
It wasn't dysfunctional for everyone there, mind you, but for me=== it was. I realized after I got outta there how it affected me. I would come into work, happy to be alive, and just the act of smiling would target me for extra work and criticism.
Now THIS job---everyone's smiling, most of the time. yay!