What's with the chip on your shoulder? - page 4
I was in the hospital visiting a friend who just had a baby. As I was walking by the nurses station in postpardum, things seemed to be quiet. I decided to stop and say "Hello". ONE nurse (mind you... Read More
Apr 29, '02Originally posted by Grace Oz
As for the post about protecting patients casenotes while writing them etc in the station....just goes to show how much we need a seperate room where we can document & store those confidential notes??!...
I'm sorry, but I find that inexcusable.
May 11, '02I've seen a lot of nurses come and go over the years. Most were great with visitors and families and a handful were not. I don't understand those that are rude, there really is no excuse for it. When I am in the presence of a rude colleague, I attempt to help the person who is catching the attitude in whatever way I can. Again, if managers and administrators would do their jobs effectively and start weeding people like this out...The rude ones I have worked with have never been reprimanded in any way, shape, or form!
Good luck to you!
May 11, '02Originally posted by fedupnurse
Again, if managers and administrators would do their jobs effectively and start weeding people like this out...The rude ones I have worked with have never been reprimanded in any way, shape, or form!
Good luck to you!
I am thinking we don't always know until after a person is hired that they are rude. Firing is difficult, I think particularly due to labor laws. I think employers always have the fear or a suit of wrongful termination in the backs of thier minds. I don't have any ideas on this. Do you? :kiss
May 11, '02I donot think that nurse really has any good excuses. She is
getting paid to do a job and do it well. I just stepped down from
15 years of leadership, and I think no one has a monopoly on
stress or a reason to lash out at someone. I could have sworn,
cried at least daily, but I made a choice not to. My employees
were very sad to see me leave but I had empowered them.
Even so, they still had to be responsible for themselves and their
attitudes. Managers are human too, and we can only do so much
and the rest is up to the employee. I empowered, disciplined when I had to, but eventually burned out because of the demands. I saw my attitude slipping and knew it was time for
a change. Now I am hoping to be one great staff nurse, and to
really give great hands on care! I have seen both sides of the
fence, and neither one is easy. I have a choice, and I plan to
show up at work, be real (but kind and decent) to my co-workers
and to give patients the best care I can because that is what
nursing is about. I might be in their shoes one day. Daisy
May 11, '02I think that if I overheard one nurse saying to another that the day sucked and she hated her job, I would just think that the nurse was venting. I know very little family members that really care about all the crap that nurses go through daily. I am not rude to other people but sometimes things are said in the wrong context. I vent all the time. But I love my job. (ok, most of the time. )