Not necessarily a question. I was new to this, and this forum. My patient passed on the 14th.
I want to share my intro. I think that most people who enter into the nursing profession, do so, because they find their calling. Helping people, assist the doctors, feel that they have what it takes. Well it takes more than the capacity they have to do so. Or maybe some just get drained. Understandable. To A Point! Skills, patience, be kind, listen before you speak, be honest (if you can), and most important "Compassion." For the patient AND the family members!
I just wanted to get this out there. I have seen plenty and heard more from family members. We were lucky. Bob's nurses from all the hospitals that cared for him were Angels. Of course, he was a good patient. BUT when you're older, scared, confused or just want to go home, that list goes out the door. I think for most of these reasons, I have found my calling. Elder Care. At the moment, it is "In Home Hospice Assistant". There are nurses that are deserving of wings and halos, and there are those who should be stripped of both. Elder Abuse is up there with Animal Cruelty and Child abuse! That's just my opinion.