do you ever see people who work in other departments where you work stressed out? do you ever see them rushing the way nurses do? i don't. if the therapists don't see the patient on time they just say they were busy and nothing else said. the counselor at our place pretty well walks around with his hands in his pockets all day visiting with any other staff member who has nothing to do(kitchen, rec. therapy, etc...)we are outside of the main hospital so the nurses do everything from resp. treatments to lab draws, transports for x-rays, and ekgs, as well as the bulk of transferring the patients for therapy, toileting, showers, or any other reason. we also have to get the discharge scripts filled for some patients. i'm just wondering if anyone else notices in their unit that nursing is the only one with multiple tasks that they are held accountable for while other depts. have little accountability and are never forced to rush. and they wonder why there is a nursing shortage.