Hospice Nurse LPN replied to Jmiami's topic in Nurses
You just get used to celebrating when you have time off. My kiddos were always happy to have Christmas if it was on the 22, 23, 24, or 25! It is being with family & friends that is important....not the date on the calendar,:)
Hospice Nurse LPN replied to gorgenurse's topic in Hospice
I had the same problem when I first started hospice nursing. I was "talked to" several times by both my DON and MSW about setting boundaries. Another poster mentioned burn out if you don't. That's true! I eventually got better about that, but it took some time.
Still today, 12 years later, I get really attached to some pts. Some people just have the ability to reach out and grab your heart strings.
Give it some time and work on your boundary issues. Good luck!
I'm just wondering why you joined. I agree w/ the other nurses that you should be doing your own homework and not trusting total stangers on a message board. What the hay, I'm in a good mood tonight.
Keep a look at your inbox....I may send you some of MY homework to do!
Hospice Nurse LPN replied to leenak's topic in Students
My commute is 1.25 hour one way. I know many people listen to recorded lectures during the commute, but I don't. I listen to classical music---it helps me calm down after a stressful day. Once I get home, I study, but not on my commute----that's "me" time.
Hospice Nurse LPN replied to AMCNurse's topic in Nurses
Call me weird, but I like taking care of grumpy old men. I joke w/ them and just don't let their gumpiness get to me. Before you know it, they are smiling and we get along fine. I remember that under every grumpy old man is a scared little boy.
Hospice Nurse LPN replied to Vtachy1's topic in Hospice
Talk to your super and let them handle the situation. I'm sorry your pt died, but you have a life and we all need days off from time to time. I think many hospice nurses (myself included) feel as though we have to be involved in EVERY aspect of our pts lives and feel responsible for anything that doesn't go according to plan. That thought process can easily lead to burnout. Be gentle w/ yourself.