Hello Nurses!! What are your thoughts on the current state of the health care system?

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by FuturisticLadee FuturisticLadee, LPN Member

Specializes in LTC/Rehab, Private Duty Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

Do you feel you are contributing to pt well-being or treating symptoms?

  1. 1. Do you feel you are contributing to pt well-being or treating symptoms?

    • 1
      Contributing to pt well-being
    • 1
      Treating symptoms (primarily)
    • 0
      Both
    • 0
      Not sure

2 members have participated

This question is for all nurses who originally went into the profession to truly help people get and stay well. What has been your personal experience with this? HealthCare or SickCare?

Edited by FuturisticLadee

roser13

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience. 6,504 Posts

I can't answer your poll because you asked 2 different questions. If I answer yes, does that mean yes to "contributing to pt well-being" or yes to "treating symptoms"?

RNperdiem

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience. 4,542 Posts

Most of the getting and staying well occurs at the prevention and self-care level.

One of the big factors in the decline of lung cancer was a reduction in smoking rather than any treatment.

People differ in how much they take care of themselves.

Nurses give care to people from the whole continuum- from the non-smoking, regular-exercising, daily mediation people to the people who do neglect and abuse their bodies.

For whatever reason, some of our patients will resist nurses' efforts in helping them get well. Their priorities might not be our priorities.

Libby1987

Libby1987

3,726 Posts

In 30 yrs it has gone from primarily age related to lifestyle related illnesses using resources for longer periods of time.

FuturisticLadee

FuturisticLadee, LPN

Specializes in LTC/Rehab, Private Duty Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 1 Article; 20 Posts

roser13, Thanks I see what you're saying. It was originally a yes or no question. I changed it and didn't update the responses. I will try to have it edited

Surg-OncRN

Surg-OncRN

Specializes in Med-Surg., Oncology, Observational Units. Has 11 years experience. 3 Articles; 104 Posts

After 11 years I feel like I am treating symptoms. The system is currently rewarded for patients to be sick not well. Think about it.