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  1. My Very Special Snowflake
    Ouch. After much soul-searching and the recommendation of my psychiatrist, I just filed for disability because of my bipolar. I have to remind myself constantly that I paid into the system for 35...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. On Negative Feedback
    Sometimes, the art of diplomatically giving someone criticism is much like telling them to go to hell, while at the same time ensuring that they enjoy the trip.:yes:
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I am Staying strong with Bipolar disorder
    Hello, and welcome to Allnurses! It's great that you're adhering to your medication regimen. Not everyone does. But if you're not doing therapy, you may want to start because you're going through...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. On having 2 titles: Nurse and Patient
    I agree with Esme12 on how being a patient makes us better nurses. It's not that nurses without health problems can't be compassionate, but there's nothing quite like the empathy a nurse has who...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. On having 2 titles: Nurse and Patient
    I was going to say something along that line, but Esme12 already covered it. :yes:
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. if you leave the field of nursing ...
    I've had to leave nursing because of physical and mental health issues, and am having a hard time landing a job because nobody understands why I would leave such a well-paying occupation to work as a...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Should Nurses Bill Separately from Hospitals and Physicians?
    Good points! ^^
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Mental health
    I wish I could find something redeeming about this thread, but as someone who suffers from mental illness I just can't. PLEASE don't go into psych nursing. Should I ever be hospitalized, I would...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. On having 2 titles: Nurse and Patient
    Everyone has done stupid things in their lives. What we do to correct them, and prevent them from happening again, is how we ought to be judged.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Soma or Enclosure Beds... Cruel or not?
    What a marvelous idea.....far better than Posey vests or limb restraints. I'd rather see a confused loved one in a bed like this than regular restraints.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Soma or Enclosure Beds... Cruel or not?
    I've never heard of these before. Can someone post a photo?
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nursing School Oopsies
    Made the mistake of telling a joke while I was giving my tube-fed resident her bolus feeding. She laughed, and suddenly that tube erupted like a miniature volcano and bathed us both in Jevity. That...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. still unemployed
    I'm 55 and unemployed also. Although I'm retired from nursing, I can't retire from working (though my psychiatrist has talked about filing for disability), so I'm looking outside the field and not...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Meds
    I hope we haven't scared off the OP by arguing among ourselves. I am concerned with her statement that she doesn't always understand what she reads. I'm glad she came here to learn something, but...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Drug testing in the work force
    I've always had issues with the constitutionality of drug testing. For one thing, what employees do on their time off shouldn't be any of the employer's business---if they want to smoke a little MJ...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. CNA before nursing
    Becoming a CNA before being a nurse was one of the best investments of time I ever spent. I worked summers and weekends at the hospital while I was in nursing school, and I learned all kinds of...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    Must be a regional thing. I live out West and have certainly heard "fixing to" (do something), but never "finna".
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What would you do? Possible blood splash...
    I honestly don't think you have anything to worry about. There is almost no way that any of the resident's blood got into your mucous membranes. Don't sweat it.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. Needing Alone Time
    I used to feel the same way when I was working full-time. Nursing took so much out of me that there was nothing left for friends, a social life. I stopped being fun and all I could think about on my...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Still Reeling From This
    You absolutely did the right thing. If ever I am in a position like that of your patient, I hope I'll have someone like you looking out for my best interests and not the MD's license.
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    Awl thys weerd speling is haard on mi eyzz.....
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Where O' Where are the wise ones?
    That's awesome!! Enjoy! :yes:
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. This will be a tough year
    Typing through tears is a little difficult, especially when my vision is so blurry even when I'm NOT crying. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. I can only imagine how proud...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. New RN hired on the spot during an interview in a Assisted Living
    Sometimes there's not that great a difference.....in the ALs where I've been a DON in recent years, we had a good number of heavy-care residents who should have been in nursing homes and people who...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Do you chart lies?
    Former President Gerald Ford: "It's possible to disagree without being disagreeable." 'Nuff said.
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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