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Nurse Face Her Fears To Help Patient

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by spotangel spotangel, MSN, RN (Member) Member Writer Expert Nurse

spotangel is a MSN, RN and specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds.

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Home care, bad location Patient with multiple needs. Nurse face her fears and helps patient. You are reading page 2 of Nurse Face Her Fears To Help Patient. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Elfriede has 40 years experience and specializes in ambulant care.

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An exelent written case of homecare.

It shows - once again - how important it is, to have a network:

MD, pharmacy, vet (for sure), paramedic, church community, social welfare, nutritional consultant, meals on wheels, chiropodist, barber, hairdresser, ..., and a base that is able to manage all this.

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CalNevaMimi is a LPN, LVN and specializes in DD, PD/Agency Peds, School Sites.

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I've been working as a nurse in schools for a few years and will be switching to home health soon. Thank you SO MUCH for this!

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spotangel is a MSN, RN and specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds.

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All luck! Make your visit count!

In my career so far, I have worked Med surg, Tele, ER, Management, outpt, homecare and have taught Nursing. My most challenging, tiring but rewarding job was in homecare. You really need to know your stuff as both pts, families and the health team depend on your input. Give it your 100% and it will come back to you a hundredfold as blessings!

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RobbiRN has 25 years experience as a RN and specializes in ER.

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A beautiful story well told. Thank you for sharing. Home health nurses have my respect. I know what the patient looks like when they get to the ER. I can only imagine the environment you walk into, the chaos, self neglect, filth, hopelessness, and, in some cases, real danger -- but you go there with compassion and healing. You are a credit to the profession.

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FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

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Thank you for taking care of him!

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blackberry74 has 4+ years experience and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Oh, that brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for this.

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Thank you so much for sharing yourself, most ppl don't understand how much heart and compassion we give to our patients. What you described is why I love working geriatrics. I have some friends and family members who don't understand why I need to take time for just me, to recharge, pamper myself, not talk to anyone about their health, family, money, or anything else they want to c/o. That don't understand that not only is our job physically demanding, but emotionally draining. We put not only blood, sweat, and tears, but also our heart and souls into our jobs. It's a wonder more of us don't burn out! Again thank for your dedication and compassion for a fellow person despite where and how he lives, it makes me be proud to be a nurse also.

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You sound like the kind of person who can be proud to be a nurse everyday.

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This gives more motivation to eventually go into Home Health Nursing :)

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3ringnursing has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in ICU; Telephone Triage Nurse.

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Your Allnurses name was chosen well. You truly are an angel!

I loved reading about how you helped this young man, but was sad that his regular home health nurse didn't take the time to get him all the help he obviously needed.

Thank you for compassionately taking care of your patients. The universe put you there that day for a reason.

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spotangel is a MSN, RN and specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds.

26 Articles; 251 Posts; 33,574 Profile Views

Thank you! Though some days I scratch my head and wonder-----!

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