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  1. Voluntary Euthanasia
    Is that euthanasia? Because to me, that's assisted suicide. Euthanasia, in my mind, is when you end the life of someone (or animal) to end suffering. The decision is usually made by the caregiver,...
    6:20 am
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. No call no show?
    I want to follow-up because I saw after I posted that you decided to go to work and turn in a notice. That is certainly preferable to no call/no show! I'm assuming you're young and don't want the...
    Sep 21
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  3. No call no show?
    I see I am a day late with this, but I'm going to put this out there for others who may have the same question in the future. SUCK IT UP and at least CALL and tell them you're quitting. Not calling...
    Sep 21
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  4. How Do You Explain to People Why You Chose Hospice?
    With the exception of one friend, who when I told I was interviewing for Hospice, said, "you'd be perfect!", most people seem to be puzzled when I tell them I want (and now am) to be a hospice nurse....
    Sep 21
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Bill would squeeze nursing staffs at Citrus Memorial Hospital
    Wow- there goes that whole 'nursing shortage' myth again. The managers sure like to make it sound like it's the shortage that makes it impossible to staff, and not them wanting to squeeze profits...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Are we prepared for a global pandemic?
    How can we prepare? I think people are 'doomsday' weary, after the Y2K scare, the swine flu, SARS, bird flu (that never materialized) etc. etc. that turned out to be not such a big deal, people are...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  7. New hospice nurse with questions
    No, you were not wrong. You need to set boundaries now, or they will take full advantage of you. This was your weekend off and you had plans. Don't feel guilty.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. Voluntary Euthanasia
    This ****** me off too. In my ICU rotation I had a patient, mid stage dementia who had just undergone open heart surgery, was in pain, and the family would not allow pain medications outside of PO...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Voluntary Euthanasia
    People are happy to keep grandpa alive by all means necessary when they are tucked away in a LTC with other people caring for their everyday needs. These tend to be the same people who visit twice a...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. How Many Night Nurses Attend Meetings?
    Totally unacceptable. There is nothing in those meetings that can't be passed on one on one or in a conference call at a more reasonable hour. I think you should present it to the DON the way you...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. The Future of Hospice: Concurrent Curative Care?
    My "knee jerk" reaction was to criticize this, it seems to be counter-intuitive to hospice. HOWEVER, after reading the purpose of the program, I don't necessarily disagree, as some people aren't...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Highest possible pay for ADN/RN
    Where in TX are you? Hubby is a degreed (Master's) and has been in IT for 20 years- he'd love to make 90k! Okay, seriously though, it's an employers market right now and jobs aren't easy to come...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    I don't think it's a character flaw at all. You like to be challenged, nothing wrong with that at all!
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Voluntary Euthanasia
    I don't think euthanasia should ever be legal. HOWEVER, I do believe we should follow people's wishes and not take extraordinary measures to prolong life/death. If someone is terminal and stops...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. It's Wrong!  (A night shift perspective)
    I wish there were more like that out there, I'd work for you, or a place with your philosophy in a heartbeat.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. It's Wrong!  (A night shift perspective)
    Places like yours don't seem to be the norm, CapecodMermaid. Does your facility accept medicaid? How does it compare to the cost of other facilities? In my area, I have noticed the nicest places...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. The Right to Die
    I think it's sad that the POA is already going against the patient's wishes.. and hospice should definitely be educating the family on hospice and EOL care. I agree with you, the patient should have...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Can a patient video tape me?
    At the LTC facility I just left, there is a sign posted on the door as you enter the building claiming that some residents, or resident families may have video monitoring devices set up on their...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. ltc and a lawsuit.
    Great news about you having insurance!! (I took the advice here and purchased it too!) I hope things settle down soon, bad press can be rough..
    Sep 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. ltc and a lawsuit.
    Unfortunately, liability insurance will only help with FUTURE incidents, not the current one, if she is, in fact, named in the lawsuit. Definitely know that there are lawsuits filed all the time...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Strange interview... Input requested
    I think you're in a good position. Not all jobs hire on the spot. The fact that they gave you a 'tour' is a good sign, imho.. A couple of weeks ago I had an interview that I was pretty sure I...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. Do you think nursing programs can benefit from more rigorous prerequisites?
    I was required to take chemistry (agree learning dimensional analysis made med calculations a breeze for me in nursing school) prior to nursing school, along with statistics, microbiology, A&P I and...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. New Grad+Per Diem=Success?
    I'd apply and see where it takes me. Most per diem jobs want experience too, unfortunately. Have you applied in person to any of the nursing homes? I find when you go in and fill out the...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Resource Help
    I find this site to be the most valuable resource for nurses available. :)
    Sep 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. The imposition of chemical restraints...
    Is the MDS nurse trying to justify billing or something? I'm confused as to why she is asking for meds to be given in this manner when she isn't the nurse directly caring for these patients? I'm new...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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