why do people become a nurse???
I'm sure this sounds like an interesting thread title so first let me make it clear that I am a nurse. I have been since May 2002. That being said I currently work as a hospice nurse. This past May I took a promotion and became a Community Educator. Today I filled in as a field nurse again. I was uber excited to see patients again but not prepared for the insanity I was going to encounter. :confused:
Along comes a patient. The minute I walk in, I immediately sensed something wrong. The first words out of a caregivers mouth were "Oh thank God you are here". The patient was in a complete distress. Nothing was working and things were getting out of control. I called the primary nurse and she had this horrible nonchalant attitude. I reiterated that we were involved in a major crises and she said "well I've never seen that happen, she'll be fine, just leave". I called the case manager again and she made it as if I was being overly dramatic and even said the family just needed to figure things out on their own. :eek:
How in the hell can a person that clueless and uncaring become a nurse, let along a hospice nurse? I don't get it. All of the warning signs have been there and per family, they have tried to talk to nurse on other occasions. I'm completely disgusted.