silly question but please reply - page 3

Is it true that you have to clean poop no matter what? I thought if you were an RN or specialized in a certain field that cleaning poop and other cleaning up duties would not be required. (I am... Read More

  1. by   Agnus
    Nurses care for the whole person, cleaning poop is a very important part of maintining skin integirity, providing personal comfort, preventing infection etc. etc. It is true that eventually you may find yourself in a position where you are seldom exposed to this issue. However, if a RN, LPN or CNA desides that this is beneath her/him I would not want that person to have Any Part of my care or the care of someone I love. If your interest is still in health care I suggest you look at other professions within health care, where this is less of an issue. Perhaps social work dietition, Immaging (though immaging does have to deal with poop from time to time) Physical therapy (again these folks too deal with poop issues at times) Perhaps hospital management. The point is as a nurse you will have to clean a lot of poop before you ever find yourself in a position where you don't have to. Nursing requires a great deal of humility. I understand if this is not for you. I have my own issues about diffrent types of work. There are things I just could not do. Thank God for the diffrence. If we all liked and hated the same things the world would be in trouble.
    Last edit by Agnus on Jul 28, '01