Friday, June 10, 2016
there is hope for nursing yet
Nurses are bad at standing up for themselves. Why is that? Is it because we were taught to be good little boys and girls who always behave? Is it because deep down inside we don't think we deserve any better? Is it because it's a way of taking care of other people, not wanting to make them feel bad, even if they shit on us? After all, we are caretakers to the bottom of our souls.
We are professionals with college degrees who do a complex job that requires skill and brains. Yet we are often treated like children by our administrators, stupid servants by doctors and bad mothers by patients and their families.
We as a profession, ALLOW ourselves to be treated this way. It drives me absolutely INSANE. I have told mysef, too many times to count, that I was not cut out to be a nurse. I am a fighter, a rebel, outspoken. I don't fit in with the profession. Never will.
All of this seems depressing, yeah? Don't despair my little flower blossom. Alas, every once in a while, we, the nurses, stand up for ourselves. We actually say -ENOUGH!
I am part of one of those *ENOUGH* moments right now. It's a beautiful thing to watch.
Posted by girlvet at 12:13 PM