Friday, August 27, 2010

Of Cocky and Negligent Nurses

bitter.

am i? or am i just being too involved with my new job?

for the whole week, i was doing a study regarding the response time of physicians to the referrals made by nurses. ideally, referrals should be documented but most nurses where i work don't do it. if they do, their documentation most of the time were lacking in information. the objective of the study is actually for the nurses. if seen that doctors do not respond immediately to referrals made, an action will be taken by the hospital.

nurses do not know this. all they see is the "additional" work that is forced to them. i know the nature of work. i know how it feels to have a very busy day. it is just that there are some things in our line of work that should not be forgotten.

i have read and heard reports of incidents involving the failure of nurses to be at their best in their work. deeply, i am hurt. hurt because these people were given the chance that i did not have and here they are, not giving their all. you can call me bitter but i just want these people to know that being too cocky that you are a nurse and working as a nurse do not give you the chance to look down on me and not perform well.

today, i realized that i am given the chance to evaluate my acts, my intentions and my status. being away from patients means i have to be more competent and aware of my actions because soon, i will be with them.

for now, i may have to swallow my bitterness.

4 comments:

ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ said...

they really should look at it in terms of liability: "if we all get sued and I didn't do this 'extra work', i will be blamed for everything with the doctors pointing to me"

Charltoninho said...

i don't know what is up with the mind of filipino nurses today.

resistance is always there if your mind is as narrow as the pencil.

ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ said...

and i see rich doctor's attorneys using that against them...

Charltoninho said...

you know what, sometimes nurses are able to turn the table against doctors.

that resistance and a stubborn attitude are being developed as you engulf yourself with the demands of the work.

we learn how to be defensive. however, boundaries should always be respected.