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  1. I had a great day and couldn't wait to come back... This was so awesome and I was a NURSE! Well, guess what? Reality soon settled in and all of a sudden I felt like a ship lost at sea. No one helped me, my preceptor was condescending and wanted to kn...
  2. TheCommuter

    Different Types Of Coworkers

    Let's face it, our colleagues are rather interesting people. Some of these individuals are awesome and, as a result, our workdays flow smoothly whenever we work with them. Other people are, well, not so awesome. I have assembled a list of several typ...
  3. traumaRUs

    Burn out in the ER

    Along the way, I had moments of fatigue, stress, the feeling that I just can't go in there one more day, you know, the feelings all of us have once in awhile. Was this burn out? Hmmmm...had to do some thinking on that one. So I toiled on and on and o...
  4. As a nurse, is it really worth it to show loyalty to your place of employment? Perhaps there truly are benefits to being a loyal employee. Maybe not. Your thoughts on workplace loyalty are probably dependent upon the generation in which you came...
  5. Not only is it the day hospitals discharge frail elderly patients to the nursing homes en masse, but it seems that they do it in such a way as to maximize the inconvenience for both the new resident and the LTC staff. I mean, it can't be just a coinc...
  6. Nurses Eating Their Young

    If you haven't read the article "Nurses Are So Mean", it is a great read. Typically, when mammals eat their young, it is an instinct which satisfies dominance. There is a clear lack of emotional bond and attachment, so what creates their desire ...
  7. To be a nurse we have to have a collection of strengths to stay in the profession. We have to be able to communicate effectively to people from all walks of life, to our co-workers and other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). We have to be ...
  8. For me, the hardest type of nurse to deal with is a "free" charge who sits at the desk, reading, talking or knitting while her co-workers run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Not only are they not helping out, but they are also getting ...
  9. How to Command Respect

    How do nurses respond when they find themselves in the disfavor of a physician? What can nurses do to command the respect of the physicians that they work with? Why is the opinion of physicians of importance? The key words, here, are "command respect...
  10. Ruby Vee

    "Nurses Are So Mean"

    I wish I had a dollar for every post I've read claiming that "nurses are so mean," "nurses are nasty to each other," "nurses eat their young" or "my preceptor is picking on me for no good reason." And then if you add in all the nurses who are "fired ...
  11. Time For A Gentle Exam

    What follows is a true account of my relationship over many years, with one such physician and when he retired, we both finally figured out just how special we had been to each other all along the way. Time for a Gentle ExamJust over twenty years ago...
  12. Each generation has it's own defining experience and viewpoint and sees the world through that lens. Think about your workgroup; do you have different generations to contend with? Do you find yourself judging someone because they can't work the weeke...
  13. I just read an interview on NPR with Lydia Denworth, author of a book on friendship. Denworth says I should work as hard at friendship as I do at working out or eating right. Why? Because research shows that having close friendships plays an importan...