i dont think its meant as an excuse for the behaviour, what i notice at work is when pressure comes from above for more and more stupid stuff which seems to matter more than the patients, people get 'fed up' and ******** starts, usually at each other.
at least thats what it seems like to me
Ive only been qualified a few years and the job has changed so much its unbelieveable, my boss had me in the office the other day asking me if everything was ok and did i have any problems at home because i forgot to fill in two vips scores on a very busy night where i was the only experianced staff on a shift, I was working with a bank HCA who had never seen an obs machine in her life and a 12 month qualified nurse who needs to retrain in my opinion as it took her 3 quarters of an hour to give a bolus dose of amoxyl, which i had drawn up for her!! (shes regular staff, doing her degree in her spare time)
I had two cases of peritionitis arrive on the ward which only I could treat, (the other staff nurse doesnt have time to do the on ward training-too busy doing degree) one bleeding neckline which needed lots of compression and FFP etc, confused wandering patients interferring with lines, I wrote my cardex and half the other staff nurses cardex as she was so slow she didnt manage to get them done (all 8 of them) and then my boss has a go about 2 pieces of paper i didnt have time to fill in!!
.. its the people pecking at your head all the time like little birds about stuff which doesnt seem that important which takes us away from real nursing, thats what makes people ***** and moan...
well...its my excuse anyway!