Where Do I Draw The Line Between Right And Wrong? - page 3

Hello everyone. I am a nursing student who is currently on vacation. I took a private duty job that was given to me by one of my relatives. In the short period of time that I have worked with the... Read More

  1. by   VickyRN
    "Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught."
    -J. C. Watts
    You can look yourself in the mirror proudly, knowing that you made a vital difference in this elderly gentleman's life. Sometimes doing the right thing really does cost, but in the end you have the gained the respect of the most important person of all-- yourself.
  2. by   leslie :-D
    you know zinnian, i think you know you did the right thing but the problem seems to be is you have to wonder what in hell is wrong with the rest of these adults?? why don't they get it????

    recently i had the misfortune of having to report a girl's mother to dept. of social services because this girl had fx'd her finger and her mother didn't/wouldn't bring her for medical help. the girl told me she was in pain as it looked painful. i spoke with the mother x3, pleading to take her dtr. to the doctor. i gave it a fair chance and also told her i'd be forced to report it. she never brought the dtr.; i ultimately did call; and now my dtr. can't hang out with this girl anymore and a couple of more mothers are upset w/me...now dh is upset w/me. :angryfire :angryfire i just don't get it. what about this poor girl?

    so even when you know you've done the right thing, people can make you feel like dirt. i empathize with you and also congratulate you. don't give anyone permission to make you feel guilty. and i am certain this elderly gentlemen thanks you most sincerely.