What's up with nursing, really? Why we have 82 pages of heated debates of whether this phenomenon even exists, and if it does, then who is more responsible for it, the ones being eaten or the ones consuming their young?
The rough realities of bedside nursing is that people are locked up with each others for 12 hours in a row with no ability to escape unpleasant coworkers or situations; job itself is very stressful and rarely feels like rewarding; nursing consists mainly of females who culturally conditioned to get into each other faces and lives; nursing is on the bottom of the healthcare in regard to respect and compensation, but pressured to do more and more and more with very little rewards. Nurses still make in range of $20s, this is insane for the amount of responsibility we assume and the difference between life and death that we mean for our patients.
But instead of discussing these big and very real issues, we are still talking about how they brought it on themselves - new grads "know it all", not kissing up to the real "know it all's". Come on, people. What would you do when there will be no new grads anymore, how many of you ready to quit the profession because you'll be caring for 15 or 20 or how many else patients admins will decide, on a daily basis? How would you feel in 30, or 40, or 50 years from now, when you are old and frail, in hospital bed and in need of nursing services, do you instill in those new grads what you want to see in a future nurses?
Thanks for listening.