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pixierose

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    pixierose reacted to Wuzzie in Nursing intervention   
    We will help you if you show us your work. We will NOT do it for you. That is cheating and worse you won’t learn a thing. 
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    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
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    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  4. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  5. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  6. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
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    pixierose reacted to ruby_jane, BSN, RN in Nurses with bipolar or anxiety/depression   
    We can quibble with the wording of our diagnoses  for sure. Or we can take the medication prescribed,  and if it helps, then it helps, no matter what's really wrong, right?
    Also, do not underestimate the toll that night shift is taking on your body and mind. It was difficult for me. It may be fine for you.  I love pebble's journal idea. Hang in there.
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    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  10. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  11. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  12. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
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    pixierose got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in Nurses Are So Bossy...   
    OP, all I’m thinking here is “FALL RISK” and other potential liabilities in response to your complaints. All it would take is, “my husband can take me to the bathroom” and boom. 
    Please place yourself in the nurses shoes for a sec.
    I *have* been a patient on the other side many times. I would never come onto this site and blast the people here, though.
    It sounds like you’ve already made your complaints to the appropriate people and you’re holding on to a lot of anger. Like another poster said, I think you should speak with someone else to help you make peace with this.
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    pixierose got a reaction from Hoosier_RN, MSN in Nurses Are So Bossy...   
    Thread will be shut down in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
    Patient- care and safety is #1. If families present are intervening in said care and safety, I will not hesitate to ask them to step out. Using an example of yours, there is not a lot of space with those curtains ... on top of everything else. Then add a spouse ... I could be doing an assessment, changing a dressing or removing a glorious array of tubing and YOU are intervening in that care so out you go.
    Gosh. I guess I’m pretty bossy, then. My kids are right - I’ll have to go tell them (running off to tell them they’ve been validated) ...
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    pixierose got a reaction from Lightbulb7Seven in Do I have to disclose mental illness   
    Oh hell naw.
    Mental illness still carries a very real stigma, even out here in the nursing world. Even in the psych unit I work at per diem, there are some amazing, understanding folks ... but judgment is there.
    I’m not about to tell my NM about my endo, or my migraines, my bipolar disorder or now my multiple sclerosis because it’s really, truly none of their damn business. As of right now, none of it affects my job and its performance, and I very rarely (if ever) call out.  All is well treated and maintained; I’m doing the best I can to keep it that way.
    When I did apply to my jobs, however, a list of my medications were asked and dx and I did provide those with no regret. This was not relayed to my NM.
    If I tell my boss that I have diabetes no one would look at me sideways ... but say one word about a psychiatric disorder and others look askance. 
     
     
     
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    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  17. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  18. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  19. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  20. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  21. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  22. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  23. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from Kitiger, RN in I was slapped by a patient   
    This is absolutely assault. 
    If you were walking down the street and the same guy asked for directions, then slapped you when he wasn’t happy with the plan ... you’d press charges.
    We normalize this in healthcare. And by “we” I mean the powers that be as well. Of course you were frightened - he meant to harm you.
    I’m sorry this happened to you.
  24. Like
    pixierose got a reaction from NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN in Nurses Are So Bossy...   
    OP, all I’m thinking here is “FALL RISK” and other potential liabilities in response to your complaints. All it would take is, “my husband can take me to the bathroom” and boom. 
    Please place yourself in the nurses shoes for a sec.
    I *have* been a patient on the other side many times. I would never come onto this site and blast the people here, though.
    It sounds like you’ve already made your complaints to the appropriate people and you’re holding on to a lot of anger. Like another poster said, I think you should speak with someone else to help you make peace with this.
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    pixierose got a reaction from Hoosier_RN, MSN in Nurses Are So Bossy...   
    Thread will be shut down in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
    Patient- care and safety is #1. If families present are intervening in said care and safety, I will not hesitate to ask them to step out. Using an example of yours, there is not a lot of space with those curtains ... on top of everything else. Then add a spouse ... I could be doing an assessment, changing a dressing or removing a glorious array of tubing and YOU are intervening in that care so out you go.
    Gosh. I guess I’m pretty bossy, then. My kids are right - I’ll have to go tell them (running off to tell them they’ve been validated) ...
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