Yea, what would the death tolls be without life saving medication like digoxin and synthroid. Or what would the tolls be if we let infection run rampant without antibiotics. We would still be up to our butts in smallpox without vaccination. Medicine is not perfect but we do the best we can. And ask how we live withourselves when we are trying to bring better health to people in need is rude and demeaning.
GRUNGE replied to help'sontheway's topic in Nurses
One way a persons culture can effect their nursing care is by creating bias. We must be able to stop ourself from thinking that our way of life(culture) is superior and understand that to the pt their way is superior. Ex. An atheist nurse judging a jehovas witnes because they wont let their dying child recive blood. It can be hard for the atheist(or other religion) to be a true advocate and advocate for that patients beleif. There also cultural belifes as far as pain and how its managed.
All i can say is hang on for the ride. First few months are like that, but then you hit your groove. As far as the assesments, you usualy dont want to document that you will do somthing in the future. Just document it when it occurs and state why you are doing it at that time. And always remember when crossing out, one line. Im almost at my one year mark and i am berely begining to feel less stressed.