You Can’t Say That

Last week I was speaking with a physician about one of my patients whose family members had (in my opinion) unrealistic expectations for nursing staff. When bringing this difficult situation to thier attention, the MD's argument was that "it is just a concerned mother advocating for her son." Having a chronic condition since childhood, the … Continue reading You Can’t Say That

Thick Skin, Strong Heart

A nurse's schedule is deceiving. Only working three days a week. Granted, they are three 12-hour shifts, but still. Only three days. A lot happens in those three days. Heck, a lot happens in twelve hours. My last shift was emotionally draining. I experienced polar opposite patient encounters depending on which room I walked into. … Continue reading Thick Skin, Strong Heart