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  1. Not a fan of nights.
  2. Thank you so much! Yes! I am still learning and need help with boundaries! Your suggestions are very helpful! Thank you for the tangible tools :).
  3. I DID enjoy outpatient hospice...it just became a 24 hr job. Way too invasive, up to 70 hrs a week at times with oncall and administrative responsibilities, charting all night at home etc. Ive always enjoyed my coworkers, that has never been an issue. Mngmt has not been an issue either. Hospice: i just didnt have TIME for my fam (husband, teens and aging parents). LTC: Im fried out to even BE with my PARENTS most times bc they are JUST LIKE MY PATIENTS...(dementia mom and denial dad). I guess i just wonder if the INTENSITY of BS in hospital would be a little less onslaught than LTC rehab where i get yelled at for laundry, housekeeping and even kitchen problems by pts AND fams. Ppl forget our priority is their meddddical needs. LTC rehab.....has been ACUTE rapid fire in intensity with 24 tantrumming ppl on the unit and their 'lovely' fam members in ur face nonstop.. Hospice....... was chronic intensity at a lower, evened out pace/level. Sometimes I just wonder if I can "do more, learn more, BE better, medically and personally speaking, with... hospital precepting and experience and a lot less trivial nonstop distraction.
  4. I am a later in life RN (46 yo.) Nurse for 2 years. 1 yr hospice, 1 yr skilled/rehab unit in LTC. Hospice: too many HOURS so i switched to 3-12hrs on a rehab unit. I dont like what its doing to my PERSONALITY. Since its an ltc, a LOT of our pts are more "attention needy" than medically needy. Ex: call lights to "empty garbage" or "pick my lettuce off the floor" kinds of bs. Pts ringing like crazy for DUMB stuff or coming to nur station 30+ times a SHIFT. Not to mention the faaaamily members expecting 1 on 1 specialty treatment. Lots of pts are more hospice/LTC approp than "rehab"...Ive tried setting boundaries, pts acknowledge,apologize and then just REPEAT behaviors. Feel like im growing to HATE ppl and dont want to turn into that nasty burnt out nurse we all dread. Feel like Im dealing with a bunch of needy self absorbed, tantruming toddlers all screaming at the same time! Coworkers tell me "its just nursing, it does that to you". Thinking about switching to hospital setting but afraid of the unknown. Any advice?

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