Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
Let me say for the record that I believe: Making fun of patients is unprofessional and should not be tolerated. However, I do think sometimes we all (myself included) exclaim frustration and amazement at some of the unbelievably DYSFUNCTIONAL situations we not only see, but know our tax dollars SUPPORT!!!!
Young motherhood is not to me, something to be made fun of or scorned............but if someone repeatedly brings innocent lives into her own hellish life which is out of control, it is hard not to exclaim as nurses who see it every day. IMAGINE how SOCIAL WORKERS FEEL! But it should be done discreetly and not without respect for all the patients/families in our care.
Exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself, only you did it with slightly less venom. :chuckle
Young motherhood by itself is not a bad thing. Young motherhood x 5 by age 21 with 5 different men and on AFDC is
a bad thing, and quite frankly, the politically correct "approval" of such things is what's wrong with our society in the first place.
We get sick of it. It is repugnant that a woman should be so loose in morals and judgement that she does not even have an inkling of who the father of her child is, and when questioned what kind of birth control she intends on using postpartum, she replies, "nothing. I don't like what them hormone things do to me." Hmmm. But of course her drug test is positive for THC and cocaine....
Young motherhood, say an 18 year old in a committed relationship who is a first time mother is not a bad thing. Lots of young mothers do well and have solid families. They, unfortunately, are the EXCEPTION and not the RULE. We see it all the time. Repeat offender, milking the system, no intentions of stopping anytime soon, sees nothing wrong with bringing countless children into this world with no means of financial or emotional support or even an identifiable father figure. It gets old and it tends to make one need to blow off steam. Don't "judge" the nurses until you've walked in OUR shoes, m'dear.