I have heard so much about nurses being verbally abused by parents of special needs children. So I am wondering if I would receive less verbal abuse if I worked night shift?
I heard PSA Healthcare has a few night shift openings and I am wondering if I would be treated better on the night shift?
Mar 9, '13
Quote from KarenfRN
Just found this post today. I work for PSA & actually had them terminate a case where mom was verbally abusive to nurses. You do not have to put up with that kind of treatment. You're there to care for the child, not to be mom's whipping post.
I am on my first PDN position. I feel sad today because of the verbal abuse I received yesterday. I have been working this case for a little over a month a few days a week. The female guardian does not know how to make any sort of suggestion in a nice way. That in itself is not too bad, however, the way she blows up on occasion is traumatic. Then she will come back and apologize, but end up saying something insulting in the apology. Sometimes after being horrible (say before you take the child to school), when you get home she'll be sugary sweet nice. I know several nurses have quit her. I am trying to be understanding of how difficult it is to be the caregiver of such a child. She is not biologically related to the child. She has the best interest of the child in mind and is the best person this child has in life. Even night nurses have quit her. I almost never cry and I feel like crying today. I guess I should do it and get it over with.
Last edit by Oldest&Ugliest on Mar 9, '13
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