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ANnot4me has 5 years experience and specializes in Psych.

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    Obese Nurses

    I extensively interview all nurses who care for me. Factors that I feel impede safe care by an RN are a caloric intake above or below the trend of the day (I so agree, fatties are icky), history of domestic abuse of any sort (I go back 3 generations), drunkards (more than 2 drinks in your lifetime), lack of education (don't want any nurse with less than a BSN), IQ, menstruating nurses, nurses with a family history of slave ownership, religion (don't want any religious nurses except those who are among "the truly redeemed), skin colour, unclean nurses (I require references and photos of the home), and my nurses must always have a compatible star sign.
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    Nurse's Week Gifts from Employers

    Nurses' Day is patronizing. There is no "Toilet Cleaners Day", no "Garbage Collectors' Day" and no "Street Sweepers'" Day. We all do are job and we get paid. If you want to appreciate me, treat people with respect.
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    What offends you (nursing related)?

    Nurses who cannot give their co-workers the same compassion they [probably do not give] their patients.
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    What offends you (nursing related)?

    What do you consider to be a "life"?
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    Irrational patients

    I worked in General Medicine 20 years ago as a new nurse and had very little knowledge of delirium. I am not sure if it was a training deficit or if it was something that just did not "click" with me. It was always very frustrating and it was very time consuming. Older people who are ill and out of there element are very susceptible to delirium. Hospitalisation is a big issue for the older adult as it means they are ill and in and in an unfamiliar environment; their routines are disrupted, they are stressed and they are usually prescribed drugs that are outside of their normal pharmacological regime. There can also be a certain amount of delirium coupled with undiagnosed dementia. On a night shift when you have 10-12 + patients, it can really cause problems when delirious patients are not managed well. It affects the milieu of the entire unit and the quality of care of other patients. Unfortunately, these patients should be cared for with a 1:1 ratio or in a cohort, but this never happens.
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    Nurse Bullying

    My apologies for resorting to stereotypes and denigrating people with the use of the word "hillbilly". I was angry and if you look at my previous posts, you will see I do not usually use this tactic in my posts.
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    LTC's are a joke

    You sign on the line and you take your chances.
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    LTC's are a joke

    Yet you sign your name to the care given.
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    workplace harassment..help?

    Accept your responsibility in this situation. Learn from it, get a new job and don't make the same mistake again. I am a man, made the same mistake and it was a very hard life lesson.
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    Words You Hate

    And your senior team agreed to the use of "juicy cough" in the documentation? Very odd.
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    Words You Hate

    This is very common work in the UK English speaking part of the world.
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    Just Lost! Advice please!

    Oh Goodness, this thread has so many layers. I am a nurse and the product of extensive mental and physical abuse. I could preach and recommend, but it never works. I can just say that your children will most likely re-enact the model and the behaviour of their parents. That is what child rearing is all about... children learn about life from their parents. You will do what you can do and life will carry on...
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    Just Lost! Advice please!

    I am having problems here understanding why Ireland has a huge nursing shortage. Isn't Ireland a part of the EU? A few years ago the Irish Nursing Board was discouraging applications by charging people a hundred Euros to "pre-screen" applicants prior to their application to the Nursing Board.
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    Nurse Bullying

    I have never been to ND and I have no concern as to what your hillbilly state's Nurse Practice Act contains. I would be shocked if your Nurse Practice Act did not contain any mention of professional behaviour and how one should not publically denigrate the Nursing Profession. I give no professional respect to anyone that uses the word "fart" in an argument and has no idea of what libel means.
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    Are You Nurse Jackie or Nurse Zoey?

    In my life's experience, most people and families' have demons hidden in their closet. That is all..
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    Wording for Resigning

    You do not need a reason to resign. Just resign and keep it professional. If they care to know why, then they will offer an exit interview.