Most Pressing Issues in Nursing Today - page 2

Was listening to a podcast that said "Within your area of expertise, find a problem and begin to solve it. When you begin doing that, you will begin to find happiness and purpose." In Post Modern... Read More

  1. by   pmcgrady
    please elaborate on how this pertains to bedside nurses and managers.
  2. by   kbrn2002
    The biggest problem in nursing is not something that can or will be fixed. When healthcare became big business and the only thing that matters to the CEO's is their huge compensation package and the only thing that matters to the board members and shareholders is their profit margin the nurses became nothing more than movable pegs on a board. We are not part of the money making machine, we are a cost of business and the less we cost the more they make.
  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Interesting how OP changed the original.post so drastically once called out. Also changed username to add credentials.

    Very interesting.
  4. by   pmcgrady
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Interesting how OP changed the original.post so drastically once called out. Also changed username to add credentials.

    Very interesting.
    What exactly is interesting. You tried to call me out for cheating on homework when I am trying to have a substantive conversation about advancing nursing as a profession. What exactly do you think I am trying to gain? The interesting part about you is with a doctorate and 40 years of experience you should at least be able to come up with one issue that you would like to see solved. But you'd rather troll my post and say that I have some nefarious agenda.
  5. by   pmcgrady
    Quote from kbrn2002
    The biggest problem in nursing is not something that can or will be fixed. When healthcare became big business and the only thing that matters to the CEO's is their huge compensation package and the only thing that matters to the board members and shareholders is their profit margin the nurses became nothing more than movable pegs on a board. We are not part of the money making machine, we are a cost of business and the less we cost the more they make.
    What if nurses were able to provide ways to cut cost and increase quality. This would show value and maybe we would be compensated for that. I think you are being a defeatist. Sounds anticapitalist and neomarxist.
  6. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from pmcgrady
    What if nurses were able to provide ways to cut cost and increase quality. This would show value and maybe we would be compensated for that. I think you are being a defeatist. Sounds anticapitalist and neomarxist.
    So generally speaking people enjoy discussing things more when they get to share their ideas without being shot down and called names. I think you should have stopped after the bolded part. You can disagree agreeably. Maybe you can still edit your post.
  7. by   pmcgrady
    Quote from Wuzzie
    So generally speaking people enjoy discussing things more when they get to share their ideas without being shot down and called names. I think you should have stopped after the bolded part. You can disagree agreeably. Maybe you can still edit your post.
    I am not shutting it down at all. Saying something can't and won't change is defeatist.
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from pmcgrady
    What exactly is interesting. You tried to call me out for cheating on homework when I am trying to have a substantive conversation about advancing nursing as a profession. What exactly do you think I am trying to gain? The interesting part about you is with a doctorate and 40 years of experience you should at least be able to come up with one issue that you would like to see solved. But you'd rather troll my post and say that I have some nefarious agenda.
    Look at your original post from our point of view. Brand new poster with no credentials besides username posts the following:

    In Post Modern America, what is the most pressing issue we face as nurses? After deciding on an issue, can you come up with a solution or at least a foundation to begin tackling the issue? Excited to hear your responses!

    Those of us who have been here a while- esp. those of us who are educators, see the hallmarks of a student trying to get someone to do their homework for them. We see this ALL. The. Time.

    It smacks of homework- or at least a discussion posting topic. I'm still not convinced it is not. How about a link to the podcast?
  9. by   pmcgrady
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Look at your original post from our point of view. Brand new poster with no credentials besides username posts the following:

    In Post Modern America, what is the most pressing issue we face as nurses? After deciding on an issue, can you come up with a solution or at least a foundation to begin tackling the issue? Excited to hear your responses!

    Those of us who have been here a while- esp. those of us who are educators, see the hallmarks of a student trying to get someone to do their homework for them. We see this ALL. The. Time.

    It smacks of homework- or at least a discussion posting topic. I'm still not convinced it is not. How about a link to the podcast?
    Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Frontline of Free Speech (LIVE) - YouTube

    It is a rather long podcast, on broader philosophical topics but that specific quote inspired me.
  10. by   pmcgrady
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Look at your original post from our point of view. Brand new poster with no credentials besides username posts the following:

    In Post Modern America, what is the most pressing issue we face as nurses? After deciding on an issue, can you come up with a solution or at least a foundation to begin tackling the issue? Excited to hear your responses!

    Those of us who have been here a while- esp. those of us who are educators, see the hallmarks of a student trying to get someone to do their homework for them. We see this ALL. The. Time.

    It smacks of homework- or at least a discussion posting topic. I'm still not convinced it is not. How about a link to the podcast?
    Link to come. Says a moderator needs to approve the link. Search Rubin Report with Ben Shapiro and jordan peterson. It is pretty long. 1 hr 45 min. but definitely worth the time
  11. by   OldDude
    Quote from pmcgrady
    I am not shutting it down at all. Saying something can't and won't change is defeatist.
    Well, you can shut it down or the Mods will shut it down for you...the choice is yours.
  12. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from pmcgrady
    I am not shutting it down at all. Saying something can't and won't change is defeatist.
    Really, so being argumentative encourages intellectual discussion? You can explain your position without using perjoratives but that isn't nearly as much fun for you is it? That really won't get you far in this community but have at it.
  13. by   pmcgrady
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Look at your original post from our point of view. Brand new poster with no credentials besides username posts the following:

    In Post Modern America, what is the most pressing issue we face as nurses? After deciding on an issue, can you come up with a solution or at least a foundation to begin tackling the issue? Excited to hear your responses!

    Those of us who have been here a while- esp. those of us who are educators, see the hallmarks of a student trying to get someone to do their homework for them. We see this ALL. The. Time.

    It smacks of homework- or at least a discussion posting topic. I'm still not convinced it is not. How about a link to the podcast?
    OK. Let me ask it differently then. Is there something that has personally bothered you in your 40 year career that you wish you could change and that you think has the ability to change?

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