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SunnyPupRN specializes in Psych.


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  1. Very, very common. I've seen prosecutors who refuse to charge a DV suspect because they say 90% of the survivors will just recant.
  2. Maybe, maybe not. "Unexplained" could just mean the pt doesn't want to disclose. But it's too far a leap to suspect DV based on STIs that don't have a known source.
  3. I know. I was actually going to say the same thing. But domestic violence reports are not black and white. If there are children in the home, that changes the duty.
  4. I'll also add that you must weigh your decision to report carefully. If your facility is not going to be involved any further than turning it over to LE and sending the patient home, you might be writing a death certificate the next day. Exiting the situation is extremely dangerous.
  5. Ask when not in the presence of family/partner/friends.
  6. I'm late to the party, but pesticide exposure?
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    Are Nurses Considered "First Responders?"

    "Steal?" Little heavy there!
  8. You are working under unreasonable conditions [not unusual but still unreasonable.] The environment in which you work has become the harbinger of floor nursing. Hospitals will throw you under the bus while ignoring that there needs to be a RCA [root cause analysis] of safety and staffing.The chaotic and undue burden of taking on that many patients practically begs for mistakes to happen. In my opinion, detrimental events like repeated medication errors happen under detrimental environments. I don't know you as a nurse, but I would not base your capabilities on your performance in such a situation. Administration more and more expects nurses to be perfect while disregarding the fact they ask us to work in an atmosphere that has us swimming upstream from the second we clock in. This is a wide-spread practice and the status quo in many places. It cannot continue to function this way without mistakes. That said, you express a desire to leave, and the system is not flexible or accommodating to change. Leave while you are still 'eligible for re-hire,' and practice what you enjoy in setting that makes it possible for nurses to succeed without risking safety. Good luck!
  9. SunnyPupRN

    First Time Traveler

    There was the thing where the nurses on this site were sued for naming certain companies in their posts and remarking about them, as it were. Better to PM.
  10. SunnyPupRN

    What was the REAL reason you called off

    I called off last week. My child's father died on Tuesday in the middle east, and although we were divorced, I felt I needed to stay with her.
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    Caring for nurses in a multicultural environment

    For an article about diversity, you are making flat out generalizations. "The majority of the them are not good English speakers...." "They" don't believe this..." "Arranged marriages are practiced by every family." So not true. Saudis are individuals, and have varying beliefs and practices. It is the gov't who makes the laws mandating certain practices, but that does not mean every Saudi believes them. I've seen Saudis cross the bridge to Bahrain so they can drink alcohol. Some speak excellent English. I've even seen some who don't give a rip about pork and pig products. The distinction needs to be made between what is law and the individual. Do not make assumptions that everyone believes or practices the strict tenets of the government. Saudis are diverse and individual as anyone. You are doing a disservice to paint the people with such broad strokes.
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    Coping skills for anxiety?

    Hi. Sorry you are going through this. I have tremendous anxiety, sometimes to the point that I feel I cannot clearly convey what I want to say, or cannot stand up for myself. I got sick of feeling regret after every conversation because I was too anxious to feel relaxed. And this - is going to sound a little crazy - but I started taking acting classes. I had to do a monologue, get up in front of people and deliver a performance using different voices, take on different characters, interact with other actors who sometimes had lines that were hostile and scary...and every single day I showed up at acting class, my heart pounding, wondering if I would forget my lines or be startled by dramatic scenes with screaming, yelling, etc. The last day I had to give my dramatic monologue of a person who is tormented with voices and hallucinations. The lines were disjointed and tangential, and I was shaking with fear that I would forget. I guess what I'm saying is that this type of exercise allowed me o experiment in a safe place with my anxiety - 'playing' a bold character, sometimes crying....pulling anxiety from my real life into a way I could channel it with other people. It definitely helped. I'm more relaxed when I talk to people. Maybe it's worth a shot? P.S. I ended up being cast in a short film that was in the Kite Film Festival this year. Just a short spot, but lots of fun.
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    The worst job you had before becoming a Nurse?

    I worked for the county animal shelter. When people were bitten by mammals without a known vaccination history or wild mammals, I had to euthanize them, remove their heads, and prepare the head for transportation and examination by the Health Dept, since rabies virus is carried in nervous tissue. That was the law, not a choice. Yea- I really needed a job. That wasn't my only duty, though. The upside was being involved in rescuing animals.
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    Forcing patients to attend groups?

    I totally agree with you. And I think it is counter-intuitive to the truth that people must be ready for treatment and willing to go. On our part, that means being supportive and encouraging, but "forcing" patients breaks down relationships and trust. I suspect that insurance companies want to speed up the process and not wait around for patients to have that realization.
  15. SunnyPupRN

    Hospice Nursing - How Could I Not?