Well what I got from her post was that she thinks she needs to reeducate the patients and spend her time calling the doctor to get the pain medication orders change then give them medication for their pain. She spends waaaaaay to much time judging!
And if someone is in chronic pain and they come to you and say I need this at this time and this at this time... maybe it's because that's how they've found to best manage it at home?
Like I said, she spends way too much of her time judging. And she doesn't understand pharmacokinetics either, apparently.
edit: sorry if I come off rude, that nurse really got under my skin with her post.
+ I disagree with her not wanting to wake patients up. If they are in pain, THEY'LL WAKE UP ANYWAY, so now they have to wait for her to go get it, and wait for it to kick in... when she could have just brought it to them when the next dose was available.. now their sleep is disturbed on top of it. Nice nurse.