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  1. The culture of nursing - Professional behaviour & conduct
    ^ this. If you listen to nothing else on here, listen to this. Most of us have concentrated on the 'doing' tasks, which are important obviously, but qualities which are as important are empathy,...
    Mar 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The culture of nursing - Professional behaviour & conduct
    Hi, I replied to your post last year. Congratulations on making it to 2nd year! Good for you. Did you receive any feedback on your last 2 clinical placements? It would be a good place to...
    Mar 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Man dies of dehydration in British hospital
    Whatever the cause, this young man died needlessly and that's bad, whichever way you want to look at it. I do wonder why other health professionals looking after his care (physio, doctors doing...
    Mar 16, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. What to say to the parents of special needs children
    Yeah I have to agree with some of the other posters here. The OP wrote an excellent, well thought out, realistic article but in response to the 'special children born to special parents' argument...
    Jan 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. NICU nurse was a NICU patient herself
    Lovely lovely story - good luck to her.
    Jan 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Why should I be a nurse if it's so awful?
    It's not that nursing has a higher incidence of awful people - I honestly don't think that. All professions have their challenges, bad people, unhappy people, etc. The corporate sector, for example,...
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Does allnurses.com make you a better nurse?
    Being ex RN of a couple of years, but having visited here over the past 10 years (I lost my account so had to make a new one in 2006) Allnurses didn't make my physical skills better but improved my...
    Dec 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is It Just Me...
    I guess the reason nursing is so scrutinised is because, a) the perception by so many people of nursing being altruistic; and b) the fact that nurses see their clients more than any other health...
    Dec 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is It Just Me...
    I can see where the OP is coming from actually .. I mean I don't think everyone necessarily needs to say they want to help people in regard to their career, and certainly, being attracted to a job...
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Told to clean room
    The OP was obviously placed in a difficult situation - it had to be done by someone and there was nobody else around. Some of my thoughts on cleaning tasks ... Nurses should not be cleaning,...
    Nov 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ED nurse faces big decision after needle stick
    Sorry but I would have had the PEP. It sounds horrendous but better safe than sorry. I respect her decision though, I just don't understand it.
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Your worst mistake
    I really felt for you reading that. It's very difficult to do your job well, particularly a task like administering medications, when you're anxious or stressed out with too high a workload. Anxiety...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Help a nursing grad student- here are some things I'd like to know...
    Hi, not sure if anybody contacted you or not yet, but if not I'd be happy to help - send me an email if you like.
    Nov 5, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Nursing Refresher Program in QLD
    I haven't had experience with the QHealth program but a few years back started a 3 month refresher program at Greenslopes Hospital. Was terrible; no support and I was basically just an RN working...
    Nov 5, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. MO: Fake nurse sentenced to prison
    Yeah I noticed some people weren't that bothered by it. I wonder if they'd freak out more if they found out their doctor or lawyer or accountant was practising fraudulently? Methinks so!
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Would you marry a doctor?
    Is this a joke? I thought this type of thing happened in the 50s or something ... way to set the women's movement back 40 years?! :down: I probably wouldn't marry a doctor because of the...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Enjoyable Depression
    I didn't see your previous question unfortunately - it sounds interesting. I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but I've observed a certain type of person with depression (and in fact chronic...
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Teaching time management
    I was terrible at time management when I was a new grad nurse - and yet time management hasn't been a problem in other non-clinical, healthcare jobs; in fact I've been dropped in the deep end in...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I love nursing.. not sure if nursing loves me
    I agree with the above. You made a mistake, and it wasn't a terrible mistake on the scheme of things. You will make mistakes over your nursing career and you will sometimes feel stupid :clown:. That...
    Sep 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. sweaty hands- please help!!
    I tend to get sweaty hands when I'm nervous - I do have a general anxiety issue though. I don't know why, but it didn't pose much of a problem once I started nursing because you're so busy with...
    Aug 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Ten Things I Love About Nursing
    Love this, sums up everything I've believed on those good, positive days :spin:
    Aug 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. From the Other Side of the Bed Rails - When the Nurse Becomes the Patient
    Yes, thank you for sharing, I hope all goes well, waiting for test results can be an anxious time.
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  23. Has nursing in Australia been sold out  ?
    undergraduate nurses are considered a bit childish and not quite the real deal. A bit of a micky mouse degree if you will. virtually anyone can get into a nursing degree ( charles sturt university...
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. HELP! My knees hurt! Have a new job! What to do??
    Traditional medicine is flawed at times and is far from perfect but it is the only proven system we have of managing disease. Those grandmothers, ancestors etc who used 'home remedies' also had a...
    Aug 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. HELP! My knees hurt! Have a new job! What to do??
    I wasn't suggesting the OP was older or overweight, I was giving information. I also advised a physiotherapist if you read my original message - in Australia you need to get a referral from a doctor...
    Aug 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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