I figured it has been a while since we had a new topic ... so here it is!
As nurses, we really hate change. Why do we hate change? What about change makes up freak-out and become people we are not?
Change for me is a constant. I recognize that things will change. But, like everyone else, I really struggle with change. I like my stable environment where things are predictable and secure. I know that even in my personal life, if there is too much change, it tends to rattle me. Of course, as a single father of 3 teenagers, change is something that is ALWAYS going on in my house. Just when I think we have everything in its place, something or someone comes along and changes it!
Health care is very much the same way .... new hospital policies, changes in leadership, new standards from Joint Commission, new evidenced based practice standards .... it is like the world is spinning out of control with change .... will it ever end :bowingpur ????? Of course, the answer to this question is a resounding NO! Change is here to stay ... so, how do we, as professional nurses, cope with change?
Share your story ... what has recently changed for you that has you rattled and what is your plan to cope? Perhaps your story will inspire all of us (geeze, now I sound like Oprah!
). This should be an interesting thread. :smackingf