how do i respond.... - page 2

My sister in law is in vet-tech school. Not veterinarian school, just vet tech school (I mean after all we are only learning about one body and she is learning about every kind of animal...<I just... Read More

  1. by   i'msotired
    Quote from Crimsonking
    I think it's ironic that we're talking about using therapeutic conversation on a message board while giving advice. I thought this would be considered a therapeutic block (approving, disapproving) . We use thapeutic techniques to help promote wellness holistically, with the ill. With that said, if someone comes up to me outside the work place and punches me in the face, I'm probably not going to try to communicate therapeutically with that person to try to figure out why they just did that.

    Let's be real. Therapeutic techniques are necessary when we are working. And, They are very helpful in relationships and other facets outside of the work place. However, outside of the work place, you don't have to take anyone elses crap. It's ok to give advice on relationships, morals, financial and personal matters. Being "out of the work place" if this person is making you uncomfortable, CONFRONT IT. You can use therapeutic techniques to do it, but, you have a right to wellness as well. Don't let anyone put you down for their own benefit. To hell with that! How's that for therapeutic!
    THANK YOU!!!:spin: I like your attitude :spin:
  2. by   nservice
    I'm not much for therapeutic conversation when I'm not at work. Sometimes it takes being rude to shut a rude person up. I would sarcastically console her on how hard her program is and point out to her how unfair it is that she is going through all of this and will only be making a fraction of what nurses make. Be extra sugary sweet when you do it. I bet she won't want to compare the two fields anymore.
  3. by   Daytonite
    This kind of behavior isn't just an isolated incidence. This is why I mention that when I interview people I'm alert to any stuff like this coming out of people. If people readily admit to doing this with people they know, they'll more than likely do it with stranger--patient's included--when they are under stress and they perceive the consequences of their actions to be insignificant. Showing superiority over another person is NOT a good or desired personality trait. It's selfish, shows disregard for others and reveals a poor self-esteem and lack of confidence in the person vying for the one-upmanship position. It also has to do with judgmentality. Being nonjudgmental is one of the basic qualities that nursing school drums into its students from your first days.
    Last edit by EricJRN on Oct 2, '07 : Reason: Referred to edited/deleted posts
  4. by   Jules A
    It sounds like you have a good handle on things and I hope your SIL lays off this topic. I have pulled from my vet tech knowledge to help me learn nursing stuff and vice versa so maybe you two can get together and compare notes. Hopefully she will realize that both programs are very hard and very important. Hang in there, Jules
    Last edit by EricJRN on Oct 2, '07 : Reason: Referred to deleted post
  5. by   EricJRN
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