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  1. Patients allowed to go outside and smoke???
    For a minute there, I kinda thought it had.. :wideyed: (Sorry, couldn't resist :laugh:)
    May 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Odd situation
    OP, I'm still curious why you don't want any advice. Whether or not you plan on becoming involved or not at the present time, doesn't mean that advice would necessarily be a bad thing. A...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Advice on creepy doctors?
    I'm sorry, but arrrrgggghhhh :banghead: As I mentioned previously in this thread, I'm not a psychiatric nurse. What I do have is a Masters degree in Criminology. Criminology does involve a lot of...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Odd situation
    I agree that no licensed nurse would ask if this situation is odd. In fact I don't know any adult who'd ask that question, even if they aren't in the healthcare. Not sure it's homework though, the...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Advice on creepy doctors?
    (quote from brido) (and thank you for your kind words!) The two of you are in my opinion absolutely correct. It always surprises me when people assume that everybody else will and/or...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Advice on creepy doctors?
    I have to disagree with this advice. None of us here know enough about the predatory physician to know if he'll be scared off by intimidation/flexing of muscles. We have no way of knowing how he'd...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Advice on creepy doctors?
    It always saddens and somewhat angers me to see a woman ask a question like yours. Of course you aren't overreacting. Assuming you're not secretly attracted to the guy and actually want to have an...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Bad Supervisor
    Are you seriously saying that your supervisor is stupid enough to put this part in writing? I'm not in the US and I don't know which the appropriate party is to whom you can file a complaint...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    I don't know if you've noticed but the title of this thread is: Taking care of DNR patients. The point? (<-- that's a question mark indicating that OP didn't know and the post text further...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    I don't think that they are rude, but I'll agree that they are direct. To be honest with you my post doesn't reflect the moral/ethical outrage I felt when I read OP's initial post. I was deliberately...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    I actually find your post insulting. Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems to me that you're implying that posters don't think for themselves but take their cue from some leader figure. My opinions...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. That nagging feeling...
    Always trust that nagging feeling. I believe it's a mix of instinct, experience and subtle/intangible signs. It has never steered me wrong.
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    DNR means that a patient doesn't wants any medical interventions done once they have actually DIED. It doesn't mean that they wish to be tortured while they're still alive. Shortness of breath...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Haldol IV?
    OP, this is something that I was wondering about when I read your post but I forgot to ask you about it in my previous post. Did the physician (or you) have any theories of what happened to the...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Haldol IV?
    As I understand it higher doses or intravenous administration of haloperidol seem to be associated with higher risk for QT prolongation and Torsades de pointes and that's the reason why it's not...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    You know, I've read enough of your posts on AN to believe that you genuinely care for and advocate for your patients and that you believe in treating all your patients ethically. What I don't...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Nursing care of ADN vs BSN
    Well, this should be interesting... (You seem to be new on AN so you may not know, but this is an oft-debated topic). OP, I don't know if this is a homework assignment, if so I find the...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    I understood what question you were responding to. I reread my response to you. I never said that I believe that you support wrongdoing. This part of your post made me think that you don't: ...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    If fear of litigation prevents a person from doing the decent thing and admitting wrongdoing and apologize sincerely for treating someone very poorly and likely causing them distress, something in...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    Oh my.. I have to wonder if you aren't being deliberately argumentative/quarrelsome? Muno mentioned the BON. Their phone number isn't 911. What we are discussing as far as I understand, is whether...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    I don't think that anyone wants to criminalize free speech. As I understood brandiep, her post was a comment on (and perhaps an emotional response to) the fact that a nurse called a patient it. While...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Do you need a tb and an x-ray as part of your physical?
    I'm not sure that I understand. First of all, are you saying that if you don't take perfect care of yourself, that fact automatically renders you incapable of caring for someone else? What about the...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do you need a tb and an x-ray as part of your physical?
    We can't give medical advice, but personally I wouldn't worry a bit about the stochastic health risk (the probability of cancer induction/genetic effects of ionizing radiation) from one or even...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    Does it really matter if it's against the law or not? One act bruises the body, the other bruises the psyche. Either act inflicted on a patient by a healthcare "professional" is deplorable from an...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    Well, I'm a female who identifies myself as a female. If I was called it by my nurse and other nurses and patients laughed I too, would in all likelihood blow a fuse. Your patients' reaction to this...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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