Quote from itsybitsy
I'll give you these two, but why would you describe the other patients/family as "the worst"?
Quote from PeakRN
I'm sorry but these should not be acceptable. It's not the patient's fault but it's also not okay. Society has failed these patients.
I don't think that what I've said points a finger at the family or the patient directly. And besides, if you don't see a problem with parents who kick their kid out on the street for being gay I don't think I could explain morality to you.
I never said that other units don't see bad situations. I do think that generally speaking the ED sees the greater number of cases and with far less support. The nature of the ED is that we cycle through cases constantly and see very high volumes, even if hourly bed census is the same as other units.
I also never attacked another unit. I don't know why you are so defensive or have a desire to prove me wrong. I didn't answer alexaway's question by saying why the ED is better, why we are the smartest, or why other units are awful.
Were you offended when I said that you need vast amounts of knowledge in the ED? I didn't say that others didn't.
Were you offended when I say that we probably perform more skills than other units? I honestly think that this is true. Performing more skills doesn't make anybody a better nurse
, and we do it because we don't have the resources to come help us immediately.
Or maybe you were offended by the idea that as a nurse I don't believe that everyone is inherently good, that I come off as saying that there are bad people. There are. You can disagree with this, but it doesn't change my opinion. Sorry.