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What is a bad day?

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by kelzerize kelzerize (New Member) New Member

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9years of bedside nursing and the last 5yrs I’ve been in the Emergency Dpt. I am sick of the increase in rude patients, increase in hostility towards nursing, increase in young patients who think they’re dying, increase particularly in ADMINISTRATION AND ANCILLARY STAFF BEING NEGATIVE TOWARDS NURSES. We deal with so much stinking negativity, the last thing I need is more complaints about what we’re doing. 

 

Im ready for a change, wondering what is a bad day in hospice nursing.  

 

Thanks. 

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Kaisu has 2 years experience and works as a Hospice.

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For me, there really are no bad days.  There are challenging days, when new symptoms develop rapidly in multiple patients seemingly at the same time, or when team members have car problems, or develop illnesses.

Generally, even the "bad" days are rewarding.  There is nothing like bringing peace, comfort and calm to patients and families when they are nearing the end of life. 

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Hospice RN Case Manager.

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March 30th will be one year as a hospice nurse.  I've yet to have what I would consider an outright terrible day.  I've had hard visits, and there have been times I worked more hours than I would have liked to have worked from a physical exhaustion point of view.  But every day, in the end, is a good day.

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