When I was recovering from my colon resection I had a CNA who copped an attitude with me daily. One day she was giving me a sponge bath, she got mad cause she was working late due to my visitors and she threw the towel down onto my incision really hard. It hurt real bad but I kept my mouth shut but in hindsight I should have sued the hospital for everything they had.
Nurses eat their young. The expression is standard lore among nurses, and it means bullying, harassment, whatever you want to call it. It’s that harsh, sometimes abusive treatment of new nurses that is entrenched on some hospital floors and schools of nursing. It’s the dirty little secret of nursing, and it needs to be publicly acknowledged, and just as publicly discussed, because it’s keeping us down.
Rasputin wrote:I was the last surgery done on a Thursday night, and it started two hours late. All the docs left after it was over (my surgeon, his assistant, a new resident, and a Urologist). I woke up with an ostomy, no idea if it was permanent or not, no idea if they got all the cancer. Laid there for 14 hours with no idea what they did to me.
Doctors got an earful, and the survey from the hospital reflected the doctors' neglect.
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