Differences between male ER nurses and Females? - page 3

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  1. by   ERHack
    Hmmm, there have been nights when there is only one or two female RNs on our crew. We have a nice mix of characters, as every ED Im sure has. To tell you the truth, I cant say that there is a difference I can notice with females vs males (besides the obvious). Every one as an individual has a different personality, some strong, some more laid back. Its impossible to attribute that difference to sex. (maybe lack of hehe) Hmmm, is this answer beginning to appear a bit TOO Politically correct? oh well....

    As for the more compassionate argument...well, I'll tell ya. I have seen plenty of women who seem quite cold with their patients. I have been thanked many a time by my own patients for my caring and attentive manner of practice, especially after taking over from a female nurse. Oddly enough, I find that some female nurses are actually harder on their female patients for being wimpy or too sensitive to pain or discomfort ("your pain is STILL a TEN!?!?) Anyhow, my position is this. We are supposedly trained to be non-judgemental and empathetic to our patients. I say we should give eachother as coworkers at least that much. After all, when the crap hits the fan, who's got your back?
    Last edit by ERHack on Jul 6, '04
  2. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    I work with both male/female in ER and we have some great nurses and lazy ones, slobby ones, *****y ones too...I think this could be safe to say for any profession or gender.

    I prefer to work amongst the great ones.