Here's the situation in a nutshell with as few specifics as possible.
I'm recently off orientation at a new job (~2.5 yrs of nursing experience elsewhere). There is something due 3-4 hours into my shift which the patient refused, stating she wanted it at the end of my shift. Come the end of my shift, I had no time to do it (toileting, passing meds, etc.)
During report, I tell the next nurse this and am told "Well, you have to." Even when approached by the next shift's charge nurse, the nurse insisted that she was not doing it, I should have to.
Last time I checked, nursing was 24/7. I did numerous things for my patients when I got in that shift that were due on the previous shift. I didn't give the previous nurse grief over it.
I am not an assertive person at all. How do I deal with this?