Who & When Did The CARE
Get Taken Out of Nursing!
Its in the hug you get from the patient who just needed one because they had no family left, they out lived them all. The warmth in your heart you feel when you actually LISTENED to your patient when they were sobbing and wanting NOTHING but peace and instead of relieving the pain, are being subjected to more pain….Excuse me… BUT as this is my 3rd career I took an OATH my priority is the individual, the person (not just patient) but the actual CARE of that individual. I said in 2010 if I ever get to the point in nursing where I just don’t “care about that human being, soul, and individual” or their concerns it’s time for me to move on. These little young nurses that are “new grads” that have not only no life experience nor true nursing experience and care more about “meeting deadlines and quota’s, overtime and money etc” need to realize something WHAT IS BEING A NURSE MEAN TO YOU???
IF you are in this for money, quick rise to promotions, politics then you are not a true nurse. You’re a wannabe that has no business being anywhere near medicine nor do the agencies, facilities, homes, etc that don’t choose to hear the patient because its “too much paperwork for you shovel medications in their mouth”
I carry a license in 29 states and its ALL THE SAME, a patient has the right to refuse medication. If they say no, I try once more. Then chart it! So to all these young, inexperienced in nursing and life, keep going the way you’re going and you’ll end up with more medication errors, agitated patients and guess what MORE PAPER WORK! Nursing / medicine isn’t nursing now its political and capital gain and sadly most don’t realize when they explain to the patients what the medicine is mostly in facilities its used for off label uses and wiser ones have to re-educate the other hot blooded nurses that (it’s not for that diagnosis sweetie its being used to control a behavior)
Rolling your eyes has never been acceptable, sloppy charting, inconsistency has never been acceptable with me. As a mother of a child with a feeding tube for 5 years watching the way some dump feeds is appalling and being on both side allows you to be a better nurse, with compassion. My vow was when I no longer care about the patient and instead just hurry up shove meds and move down to the next it’s time to walk on down. Money isn’t the end of the world, but if you are that careless and cold re evaluate your career choice because 22 years your senior and your already “burnt out” well that is the reason the generation is so flippant and disrespectful, God forbid any of you loved ones (CHILDREN INCLUDED) has medical issues, you won’t be so quick to dump pour, mix together and get to the next room! Shame on that behavior. And today not only did you lose an EDUCATED, COMPASSIONATE, nurse you insulted her intelligence and knowledge oh I’m sorry you have what associate degrees? BWWWAAAHAAAA ok have fun good luck with that! hope you have a plan B when a mistake costs your license. And if you are above helping your cna toilet a difficult person, and you let them soil themselves, you have NO morals and you need to get OUT of nursing! I watched my (now ex) DON and administrators deliver meal trays and help with dinning. and so much more!
Shame shame shame! I’m disgusted by many of the newer generation “Entitled, Lazy, Grudge, Excuse, Cant work and smoke” Grow up, Live life, get out of nursing you do not belong there! (and re learn your medications because they obviously passed you without testing your knowledge) I keep it real; when you’re wrong you’re wrong! Thanks for letting me risk my life 60 miles every day to care for your patients and show me what you’re about! Oh yeah Hippa……as an administrator, before at 40 became a nurse, I was around when Hippa was introduced, in fact I was the HIPPA compliance officer wonder why state comes so often? Walls have ears shhhhhhhhhhh those to fatty things on your face do open and close for a reason!) F Y I, patients have rights to refuse medication…. quiz do you know what thats called hmmm? Don’t ever force another nurse to force a patient to take medication when they’ve said no (patient rights remember that or how soon forgotten with all the non compliant hippa papers on the top counter) Threats don’t work on real nurse’s nor do they work on patients and that my friends is an example of bullying. Next time people wont be so careless and treat “fellow” nurses so rudely because one never knows who they know, and what they know. Red flags go up when MARS are still on paper despite the EMR legalities folks 😉 ~ D. Schrepper, Harvesting Life’s Lessons 2016