Jusween

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  1. Not so sure about psych anymore

    That is egregious! This individual committed a crime against you. While the team may elect to continue to treat him, he should be precluded from coming to the office or approaching anyone who is not directly involved in his care. Your employer is not...
  2. Don't do the physicians work!

    Really? It is what it is? Abstract knowledge is hardly worth anything if it is not correctly utilized. Nursing has presumably evolved from handmaiden to a profession in its own right. Nurses who abdicate their responsibilities by failing to augment t...
  3. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty

    The fact is that both truck driving and nursing are potentially hazardous and require concentration and focus. If you read the research on napping and cognitive abilities, there are multiple peer reviewed studies that demonstrate improvement in criti...
  4. power struggles

    Many people scoff at trauma informed care but having worked in psych since the 80s I believe it is the single most efficacious model for nursing, behavioral or medical. Trauma informed care essentially says that people are almost always trying to con...
  5. How much do YOU think nurses are worth?

    "Way more harder?" The level of incoherence and the breadth of ignorance that I am witnessing leaves me speechless. No one who conducts themselves in this type of antagonistic, misinformed and brutally ignorant fashion is worthy of respect or compens...
  6. How much do YOU think nurses are worth?

    As as I said, you're obviously not a nurse. You are hardly literate.
  7. How much do YOU think nurses are worth?

    If your nursing skills are as adept as your writing abilities then you are correct. You don't deserve a professional salary if you can't spell or compose a coherent sentence. For those of us who actually learned how to correctly assess, monitor and d...
  8. When does staff rights start

    This scenario infuriates me. Law enforcement is not charged with the responsibility of determining a patient's psychological competence prior to arrest. That decision rests with a judge or jury after they have heard supporting testimony from experts....
  9. How much do YOU think nurses are worth?

    Your economics class apparently didn't cover perception and marketing as well as the sociopolitical nuances of labor. You may perceive yourself as a barely literate handmaiden to the almighty healer, in which your paltry $30.00 an hour is a gift that...
  10. What's In A Name Badge?

    An RN is the minimal level of licensure for a professional nurse. Adding your degree, unless it's a graduate degree, is superfluous and only useful when a hospital is trying to achieve magnet status or if you are in a management position. To my mind ...
  11. Dr. told patient, "Nurses are STUPID".

    Try searching baccalaureate PA programs and you can find them, although you are correct in stating that the trend is towards graduate preparation. The academy itself prefers a Masters degree but doesn't require it for licensure.The academic requireme...
  12. Dr. told patient, "Nurses are STUPID".

    Actually, all PA programs are not masters level. They are baccalaureates or masters depending on the school. Acceptance simply requires two years of college level study. Alternatively, all NP programs are graduate programs, either a masters or a doc...
  13. Dr. told patient, "Nurses are STUPID".

    Establishing rapport does not include creating an alliance by denigrating another member of the team. That's simply childish and unprofessional. At 3AM, unless the pt. is fully alert and asks, I would seek to make my intervention as quietly as possib...
  14. Dr. told patient, "Nurses are STUPID".

    Reading your post I can make three interpretations: (1) people who are oppressed often identify with the aggressor. (2) people who are not centered in themselves try to increase their self worth by devaluing others. (3) If you are struggling with you...
  15. Psych nursing is easy

    Nickfitz1969, I don't believe that the author was suggesting that medications are a panacea for psychotherapy and adjunct modalities. However I would suggest that you take a little time travel back to the days before phenothiazines were invented and ...