Feeling inspired, for the first time in forever. I’m counting down the days for time to myself to just paint.
A rather unexpected thing happens to your confidence when you enter Nursing School. Exceptional grades go out the window,and sometimes even the toughest of students operate on a consistent dose of anxiety and fear. During the first few years of practice as a new RN, the levels of anxiety are so…
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Paintings of Blood and Milk by Frederic Fontenoy
Wow…read the post they’re talking about here: http://justsaynotonursing.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/50-reasons-not-to-touch-nursing-as-a-career/
Just read this. All I can say is that I am filled with such great sadness for the patients this lady “took care” of. I hope she never has to be in a position where she is helpless, and has to rely and entrust her life in the hands of the nurses she so distastefully belittles. This is someone who does not belong anywhere in healthcare. My heart is heavy for those around such a toxic spirit.
To my fellow nurses, do not be disheartened by this post. Isn’t it so representative of our job and beautiful burden in general? We may not get thanked, we may be constantly taken for granted, we may bear the brunt of a lot of the ugly in this world, but we know what we are, and we know what we do for people. I smile and feel uplifted knowing we are strong enough to read a post like hers and shrug it off. She doesn’t get it, she never did and never will.
For those of you that get it, I salute you and am proud to stand with you.
Ohhhh, controversial!!! Wanted to post something like this for a while. Let’s go!
So I am going to break this down into bullet points on what I think doctors should do to get along with the nursing staff and work with them so that there is no animosity. Often times I see doctors acting like…
Lovely! We’re gonna need a detailed list on how to get along with physicians too. ;)
You would think that my heart would learn to start listening to the logic in my head, but no.
as much as i don’t agree with the 9/10 thing, tonight felt like sinking. it sucks when the residents take stuff out on you because the emerg docs failed to treat aggressively. i loathe being talked down to as if i don’t understand what’s going on. i need thicker skin.