true, maybe it wasn't OP who sounded exasperated or annoyed, but, maybe remarks like //" People need to stop thinking of Nurses as personal servants/waitresses."// seemed to
have a tone of annoyance, imo, but, perhaps i am misinterpreting the tone as annoyance.
That whole "WE are nurses!! Professionals!! WE are not there to serve" attitude,
is pretty common type of tone or attitude i see a lot on AN, most every day, almost. So often, that i tried
to present another point of view on that type of thinking: http://allnurses.com/general-article...ll-808011.html
but, i guess everyone has a right to their own point of view about spending time complaining
being able to carve out a minute or two here or there to do a small thing, (IF it is not harmful)
as a stress-reducing move for the NURSE herself.
and it is debatable, if replacing an earring could be harmful, it could be, if nurse forced it or whatever, damage could be done! Which is a valid point.
but, that's not egggggzactly my
but, maybe not every nurse feels inner pleasure from doing lil extra "above and beyond" kinda things. but, some do. I loved this story: A Phone Call
and obviously, we do not always have that extra minute to do small "above and beyond" things. Usually, most "extra" things take only minutes.
but, if i could be a god of some type, and could remove the inner feeling of stress or even annoyance(sometimes, it IS very very overt annoyance, or even anger)
that seems to be in the hearts of so many nurse when asked to do a "non-nursing" thing, i'd remove that feeling, if i had that power. I actually think caring, and doing small "above and beyond" things, REDUCES one's stress level, makes your day go better, not worse,
Obviously, if the earring wouldn't slip in, don't force it! Or, if it is just too hard to do, like some closed-hoop-style earrings would def be beyond me to put into an ear!
or if the nurse felt uncomfortable to replace an earring, or if she is just too straight-out busy to help with that non-nursing issue,
or if just tons of kids are lining up every day for help with earrings----- that's a problem! Not one i can picture getting exasperated or annoyed over,(?) but,
maybe this should be addressed in a memo to teachers about helping little kids whose earrings have fallen out, to prevent this from happening again.