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    Thanks Quality Nurse. Your post reassures me. I seem to blame myself for having too much to say instead of just putting up with the injustice.
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    Fear and Anxiety

    WOW! - and five thumbs up - very sad. No wonder - America is in such dire circumstances. We wear masks and take precautions to prevent the spread of Covid 19. To suggest that people who take precautions - are hypochondriacs is beyond reason. Taking measures and working together to prevent the spread of Covid 19 is about a caring state. Not a totalitarian state.
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    Is anyone else holy crap concerned?

    I doubt he is taking this drug. His proclamation is just another opportunity for him to spout quackery.
  4. ellen 12

    Is anyone else holy crap concerned?

    Trump amazes me. I live in New Zealand. It amazes me that Trump is the so called " leader of the Free World". He is certainly not my leader. He deserves to get Covid 19 given his lack of care and his blatant disregard for others.
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    Nurse with mental issues?

    Good to see all the open responses. You will not enjoy your work while feeling tired, anxious and depressed. It is too hard to look after anyone else while you are feeling so low yourself. A suggestion: make an appointment with specialist doctor. Send an email to them prior to visiting, listing your problems and how you feel. Take the same email into the doctor when you visit and go through point by point your concerns. You have put a lot of work into becoming a nurse. Now is not the time to be looking for a different role within in nursing. Now is the time to put work into yourself. I would spend all my days crying - if I didn't have my antidepressants. My antidepressants make it so I can live and function. Don't undermine your struggle. Make it very clear to the doctor that you need help. Ellen. B.N. ; R.N.; P. Dip.; P.G. cert.
  6. A friend visited ED cause he couldn't sleep.
  7. I work night shifts - night shifts are hard as you work against normal body clock. Working nights we have 3 staff on duty - morning shifts work with 15 staff. They can do the bathing. I will on occassion shower or bathe someone - through need - but I will not shower or bathe someone as a part of regular care. I'm too busy tending to the needs of 53 patients as a whole. I get on well with day staff - they're a great team. Management are a problem.
  8. ellen 12

    Is nursing really that bad?

    nurses need to vent - and there are more good moments -it's just the difficult moments are awfully threatening to ones career and vocation.
  9. ellen 12

    Failed Nclex-Rn... :(

    I'm sure this will be one glitch in a long career. Nursing is like that - - glitches crop up along the way.
  10. I'm a deep introvert - and I have always felt I would/ could be a good nurse - I know this from patients responses. But colleagues and managers aren't supportive - and this makes me anxious. First weeks of nursing school another student stated "oh you can't be shy and be a nurse". I don't think she made it through to be an RN.
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    LTC and loving it

    ^Thank you kind nurse.
  12. ellen 12

    LTC and loving it

    Thanks for you response crazyts :)
  13. ellen 12

    LTC and loving it

    i work in care of the aged. I get along with other staff, patients and families- but not management. This has made me just about unemployable because I tend to be a strong patient advocate and end up in aguments with management. I worry home care would not be interesting enough. I need to have a very medical role - assessment, wound care and end of life care. I love to care for the most frail in society. I am not really into long social chit chat situations. Do you think home care would suit me?
  14. ellen 12

    POLL LTC Nurses... please answer

    Timely application of palliative care. Recognising commencement of dying process. Autonomy of patients in aged care hospitals.
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    Moments that make you giggle....

    Finishing night duty and emptying a catheter bag into a jug at the bedside - Inky (hospital cat) came along and sniffed at the jug. I instinctively said - "no Inky - you can't drink that". As I stood up I glanced at the patient - who was smiling.
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    Death- your experiences