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The Disrespect Of Nurses
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The Disrespect Of Nurses

I was at my workplace earlier this month when my supervisor told me about a volatile situation that was unfolding on a different floor between another nurse and a...

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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator
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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator

Gallup announced the results of its annual "Honesty & Ethics in Profession" recently. I was so pleased to see nurses ranked number one in the survey because they...

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Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): The Art of Validation
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Social Skills in Nursing (Part I): The Art of Validation

Before proceeding any further, here is a feasible definition of social skills. Also known as soft skills, relational skills or interpersonal skills, the term...

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Nurses Eating Their Young- A Different Perspective

Nurses eat their young. It happens and people complain about it like it is a bad thing. It may be in your eyes if you are the one being eaten, but in my eyes I am...

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Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills
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Confessions Of A Nurse With Poor Interpersonal Skills

I've heard that the initial step to solving a problem is admitting that you have one in the first place. Well, my name is TheCommuter and I have a problem with...

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Domestic Violence: Telling Her To Leave Is Not Enough
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Domestic Violence: Telling Her To Leave Is Not Enough

I know a little bit about domestic violence; I was once in an abusive relationship. Back then, healthcare workers didn't ask you, when you came to the hospital...

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Different Types Of Coworkers
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Different Types Of Coworkers

Let's face it: our colleagues are rather interesting people. Some of these individuals are awesome and, as a result, our workdays flow smoothly whenever we work...

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On Negative Feedback
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On Negative Feedback

There's being blunt, honest and plain spoken. There's saying what you mean and meaning what you say. There's giving it to you straight, not pulling punches and...

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Dealing with Gossip in the Workplace
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Dealing with Gossip in the Workplace

When discussing gossip in the workplace, here are some tips to follow on this volatile subject Use the nursing process Follow the same nursing process when...

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The Respect You Get
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The Respect You Get

It's that time of year again. New nurses have started their first jobs and are experiencing the culture shock as they transition from student to nurse. Many of...

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The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
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The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen

There are so many . . . . how to choose? There was the woman who'd had an aortic dissection repair, and things didn't go well. She had a perioperitive MI, a CVA...

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The Patient I Failed
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The Patient I Failed

She knew what she wanted. She'd watched her husband of 52 years die on a vent, and followed his wishes to remain a full code. But she knew that was not what she...

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No Patient Should Ever Feel Embarrassed
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No Patient Should Ever Feel Embarrassed

One patient sticks out tonight... I felt really bad for this older gentleman I took care of today. He came in 79 year old male with new onset shortness of breath....

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It's Already Gone On Long Enough
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It's Already Gone On Long Enough

My mother-in-law had a stroke last week. Details are sketchy -- she's several hundred miles away and the daughter who lives closest, a mammography technician, knows...

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To the Nurse Who Held My Hand
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To the Nurse Who Held My Hand

Dear Nurse, You didn't know this but several years ago, I was burned out. That I had forgotten why I loved my job for so long. That despite the nurses I was...

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Biting Your Tongue
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Biting Your Tongue

Things I'd like to say to patients (or their families) and get away with: "I'm so sorry no one told you that drinking a liter of hard liquor a day could cause...

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Nobody Cares About Our Feelings When it's Time to Perform
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Nobody Cares About Our Feelings When it's Time to Perform

There is a pervasive phenomenon in society that is known as negativity bias. In essence, this means that peoples' minds are more keenly attuned to negative...

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"Nurses Are So Mean"
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"Nurses Are So Mean"

I wish I had a dollar for every post I've read claiming that "nurses are so mean," "nurses are nasty to each other," "nurses eat their young" or "my preceptor is...

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