Feeling beat up in the ER - page 2

Does any one else feel ,"beat up ' in the ER. It seems pt's are more there for general medical care, expect everything free such as , "can I take this blanket with me", Can I get a prescription for... Read More

  1. by   RobertM
    Maybe you would like to see someone professinal? I like to talk to people when I'm down and that seems to help. Or even writing in a journal helped me when I was younger. Good luck!
  2. by   burn out
    I remember back in 1998 when we were preparing for y2k (remeber that) security speacialists were saying that security would be a major factor in hospitals in the next 20 years..everyone thought because of drugs. Now I think it is because society is just getting meaner..everyone just focuses on their own needs and think they can get what they want by making a scene and demanding it. I wish we could be a kinder more patient society but maybe we all need just take more vacations.
  3. by   AfloydRN
    You sound like me. I worked ER for 8 years and got so sick of the NON ER patients. We are not a walk in clinic. We are here for emergency patients. I finally got fed up and transferred to ICU where the requirement there is to really be sick. They wouldn't be there if they were stable. Try shadowing ICU a day- it may be just what you need.