Greetings fellow colleagues,
I am nurse from Canada with 23 years experience in the long term care and geriatrics field. Looking forward to meeting many of you and "yakking" about work-related topics. Is every long term care facility experiencing the chaos that mine is? Staffing snarls and increasing overtime? Increasing numbers of residents with increasingly complicated medical problems and
behaviors? Increasing numbers of residents' families
that have behaviors too, treating all staff like we are the enemy? All departments in the facility looking down at the nursing staff at "ground zero" like they are inferior? There is no doubt that nursing for me when I started out is NOT the same as it has morphed into! And yet I love it still. I'm addicted to it. Please help...