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I'm just not that into you

"Old nurses are just so mean!" "Young grads are really mean!" "The doctors are mean!" "My co-workers are mean!" "The patients are demanding and mean!" How...

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jadelpn

Control Issues

In the novel "The Lazarus Project" one quote comes to mind-- "There are moments in life when it is all turned inside out--what is real becomes unreal, what is...

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Mully

We are ALL on the same team.

You know what I'm freaking sick of? Mixed-unit and mixed-discipline hostilities. Or at least that's what I call it. I'm talking about the constant...

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VivaLasViejas

You Can't Go Home Again

It was just an ancient nursing home, with Vander lifts parked in the too-narrow hallways and the hustle and bustle of staff members on their way to answer the...

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Broken Hearted. AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth

Warning: Proceed with caution! The following is so sickeningly sweet, so saccharine, that it will rot your teeth. And I do mean rot 'em good. I am a cynic to...

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Is your colleague a mind reader? Or just plain lazy

Everybody around me at work reacts to situations by becoming angry, retaliatory, vindictive and mean. Nobody I work with and I mean nobody I work with looks at the...

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TheCommuter

The Workplace Victim

Unfortunately, many of our coworkers and colleagues are self-made victims who have the 'woe is me' outlook on life. According to Phin (2012), there can be no doubt...

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TheCommuter

You Might Be The Last Person Whom The Patient Sees Before He Dies

One of my sweet patients, a gentleman in his late 80s, died not too long ago. To keep things short and sweet, I will leave out the major details surrounding his...

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TheCommuter

A Nation Of Nonreaders

I first noticed this serious problem when I was 19 years old and working at a grocery store. One of my coworkers, a middle-aged mother of three who had been...

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CheesePotato

No Man is an Island: Musings on Grief, Bonding, and Candy

It is said that no man is an island entire of itself. At one point in one of my more contemplative less than sober moments, I pondered if the disagreement with...

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A Plea to Nurses Everywhere

I don't seem to process everything that I see, hear and do at work until I am home. My lack of reflection until later might have something to do with running around...

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jaelpn

A Place to Call Home

My name is Julie- I've been employed at S***** since January 2009. I am the full-time LPN in the evening. Throughout these last four years, I've come to learn...

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CheesePotato

Meaningful Interaction: A Study in Comfort

The following contains real life tasteless jokes told by a healthcare professional. Proceed with caution. In every family there are different traditions and...

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TheCommuter

The Present-Oriented Patient

Even though the telephone conversation took place more than four years ago, I remember the details with striking clarity. My best friend, who was working as a...

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TheCommuter

Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?

As a nurse, is it really worth it to show loyalty to your place of employment? Perhaps there truly are benefits to being a loyal employee. Maybe not. Your...

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Are we forcing team work but shying away from relationships

How to balance work and home life has been a challenge. As a nurse, I do not know how I have done it through the past 24 years. I have encountered many obstacles...

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TheCommuter

Dear Family Members

Forewarning: this is an open letter that contains explicit material with which not everyone will find agreeable. However, these are my inner thoughts. Dear...

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madwife2002

Stamp out Gossip today

Discrimination, sexism and bullying in the work place appear to be on the increase which concerns me a great deal. It comes under many guises and is not always easy...

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