I find it hard to upkeep my idea of acceptable care in the new economy. Running short of nurses more common, being pulled from here to there happening more than I am used to, supplies more scarce than before, assignments changing mid shift to adjust to staffing happening a lot now.
The economy definitely brings us all new challenges. How do you keep your idea of great pt. care alive?
May 26, '09
The economy has def brought more challenges to our careers but we have to keep in mind that people actually do depend on us. I have found that the only way to make it through a complete shift, 12hrs. 7p-7a, without losing focus on why I am there, is that if people did not depend on me to take care of them, they wouldn't be in the hospital to begin with. I try to also look at the positive; It's not forever! I guess one good thing is-job security, unfortunately.