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by whitman whitman (Member)

whitman specializes in medical and agency, Emergency last 3yrs.

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Hi there any one in the position of the sinking ship syndrome? We have had a change of leadership on both of our medical wards which join together, there have obviously been lots of changes some good some not so good, but hey thats change right? Trouble is that all the nurses seem to be going against one another, and complain - well we all know that we can gossip but this can all get you down. Forgive me for being old fashioned, but it seems when we don't combine under leadership it seems to make one big mess! Ok I don't think all the changes have been rocket science but look at the bigger picture people?

Please can I have some of your opinions - feel a wee bit simple sometimes when I feel that ultimately we are there to help others...?

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TriggerRN specializes in ER/ICU/MedSurg/Supervision.

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I've been in a couple of facilities that have changed management/leadership frequently. With one facility, I was the night supervisor and in the other a day shift charge nurse. Many of the nurses/employees have been there a long time and it had gotten where you almost hate to go in because of all the complaining and griping about the change. I've found that if you just go with the flow, eventually things even out. It may take a few months, but some of the sillier decisions they make fall by the wayside and some of the better one's stay. The only person it hurts to complain and buck the system is yourself.

Call me simple too..:wink2: ..No matter how bad things can get (and believe me, things can get bad) I tend not to degrade the hospital or the leadership I work for. I've been called names by others because I won't buck the system. But the hospital I work for pays my bills and puts food on my table and for that reason they deserve my support. When the time comes that I feel like I can no longer support what they are doing, then I'll look elsewhere for a job. That doesn't mean that I don't voice my opinion about changes that I don't feel like stands a chance to work, or when I feel like my unit is getting the shaft that day. It just means there is a right way and wrong way to go about things. Complaining and griping does nothing to change a situation except make it a miserable day for yourself, your co-workers and most importantly your patients.

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whitman specializes in medical and agency, Emergency last 3yrs.

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Yeah thanks for that, my thoughts exactly! A bit yuck in the meantime though huh? I feel at times people can waste so much time and energy on things we may not need to do anything about. Of course thats not to say not to stand up for something when its not safe etc. Thanks. like minds.

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