SHAME ON YOU Senator!!! Nurses work harder than one can imagine, without breaks. They come in early, stay late, and give care to whomever needs it in a professional manner… even to those persons who are ill-mannered, ignorant, oblivious, discourteous, and insolent. You, Senator, do not have one iota of understanding… which means you are clueless. Go examine and consider exactly what nurses do on a daily basis and be prepared to apologize. She is ridiculous! Nurses are overworked sometimes to the point of it almost being dangerous (too many patients)… Shame on her! Um… I think she meant to say politicians sit around most of the day playing cards. Idiot. I dare her to fill a nurse’s shoes for one hour.
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Thank you Dr. Norton! (A wonderfully written letter to Senator Maureen Walsh, who said that nurses sit around and play cards) Sometimes we make mistakes. Sometimes we speak about things we don’t know that much about and might even do so with great authority. We all do this from time to time. I’m certain that by now, you probably realize you were in error recently when discussing card playing habits of nurses. First of all – NOTHING happens in a hospital without nurses. Nothing. Yes, Nurses work harder than senators shirt. They are integral in preparing care plans, essential for carrying them out and a vital part of the hospital leadership infrastructure that defines how a hospital runs.
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Second – Nobody cares for a patient the way a nurse does. That is not to say that your nurse is the only person who cares about you as a patient, but being at your bedside continually as you fight to live, recover and try to return to being the person you once were is a special role that no other person outside of your family can assume. And for many, the nurse at the bedside can become family during these times. Third – becoming a nurse is hard and being one is even harder. Compensation is terrible relative to skill set and actual value to society. The day to day work is physically and emotionally demanding.
Many nurses, particularly in acute care settings, live with a degree of PTSD and moral distress that would be hard to understand for most. There really aren’t many other professions where this so so to such an extent. Because Nurses work harder than senators. Nurses are oftentimes the first to recognize when a patient is doing poorly and take immediate action. Nurses are in constant communication with patients and families, alleviating anxiety and fear, explaining care plans and exploring in real time the impact of illness on a patient in a way that no lab or study can.