Big brother watching...among other things! - page 2

by hardygirl 2,578 Views | 15 Comments

I would like the opinion of nurses who work in the home setting in regard to my situation. I am currently assigned to a child whose parent has surveillance cameras in the home. They are are not hidden, and are in plain sight. I... Read More


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    I don't think having a camera in a ceiling dome of a store, a bank etc is the same as working as a nurse in someone's home with a camera pointed at you during the entire course of your shift, including while you are eating your lunch.

    A camera is only useful "after-the-fact" anyway, unless you plan to watch the monitor on a continuous basis for hours on end, so I'm not seeing how this makes a child safer from the "sketchy" nurses.
    caliotter3 and LovebugLPN like this.
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Yes, "sketchy" nurses.

    Being in a hospital, it was not within my power to "let them stay around" or not. I availed myself of the only option that I had - to speak to the manager who could not guarantee that the nurse would no longer be assigned to my child - but who did agree that I would be notified with sufficient time to arrive and watch her. In the other two cases, somebody was already present for the duration.

    I don't see that one's civil rights are violated by cameras (and given their ubiquitous presence, the courts have evidently agreed).

    It would be nice to be able to walk into the room every five minutes but that's not always possible. The cameras provide accountability when someone's eyes are not in the room.
    I'm sorry to ask,but how do you know someone is sketchy? Do you go by looks?personality? Just wondering.
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    Quote from smartnurse1982
    I'm sorry to ask,but how do you know someone is sketchy? Do you go by looks?personality? Just wondering.
    Behavior.
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    I would like to thank all of you for your input. At the time I am still working with this client because my agency does not have another case for me. I am very stressed out because I am working a split shift (the agency cannot find another nurse to even fill in for me when I need a day off) that requires me to be there at the crack of dawn, go home, come back and leave late in the evening. My whole day is shot with this schedule. I am required to work full-time, 5 days a week M-F and sometimes weekends. I usually like to work 4 days and have a day off for appointments, but I was told that I had to do a M-F split schedule to accomodate the parent's work schedule. I asked him if I could leave earlier when he comes home from work and he is too worried about his other child's after school activities. I love private duty nursing,but some of the families are non-compliant and/or make demands that are irrational. Fortunately, I had one interview and two more lined up at LTC facilities. I hope that one of these facilities hires me because I have had it!
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    In a similar situation and only stay because there supposedly isn't another case available, even though I was in the office a week ago and saw a case plastered across the white board with a shift open every day of the week. I will be gone when I find another position. Good luck getting one of those potential jobs.
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    Hi caliotter3, I got two job offers shortly after my interviews: one per diem position at a children's rehab hospital and one part time position at a LTC facility. It couldn't have come at a better time! I was fed up with the child's father and his antics.


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