I used to think that Nursing was such a dignified profession...The patients were our first concern....even if we had to fight with a doctor about something concerning a patient, they(meaning the hospital) would listen to us.
Now, I think of my job as being secretarial...I do paperwork and peek
in on my patients. I know I'm not the only one...I know most of the hospitals are doing this, making the almighty dollar their concern, not the patients care...
I'm very concerned about this because I don't feel like the patients are getting good care, and one of these days I'll be that patient...Please tell me that I'm not the only one that feels this way
The hospitals (companies) have slowly but surely taken away every thing that would help us with staffing up....remember catagories...at least that way they would staff for someone who was total care, or whose family was a handful. That way you knew what you were dealing with. We also don't give person to person report anymore, because you found out too much about the patients. Why do we let this go on people. We should have a 100,000 nurse march on Washington and make people listen to us. Would anyone else want to do that? We could do it on Nurses Day.