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Archive for January, 2010
Horoscopes just for Nurses!
Hearing about how nurses were so much better ‘way back when’ from an older doctor makes you want to research other historical phases — such as the stone age, where he learned his technique and attitude. See if you can find his picture while doing your research. It might be painted on a cave wall.
Normally silver-tongued, Aquarius finds herself speechless when presented with a hand-knitted rendition of a recently removed organ. What really can you say but “Thank you” to felted kidneys?
Embrace delegation this week. You’re putting too much pressure on yourself to do it all.
Your amazing assessment abilities — some of which derive directly from looking at the stains and splatters covering the patient’s clothes — lead you to consider a career in investigation. Sherlock Holmes has got nothing on you!
Some days it doesn’t pay to chew through the restraints, does it, Taurus?
The best laid plans usually end up requiring traction. This week will afford you a chance to marvel at human creativity — and rue the fundamental lack of physics knowledge that makes life so exciting!
You get the answers that you wanted last week now, Cancer, but it turns our you can’t remember what you asked!
Don’t wait for outsiders to recognize what a great job you and your unit do. Celebrate yourselves with a standing ovation & cheering squad: your colleagues need the boost and so do you!
Knock before entering! You’re really never too old for love but YOU might be too darn young to see that!
Colleagues turn to you for support and compassion as they have a challenging week: make sure you are taking enough time to take care of you as well, or you’ll be burned out before you see a single patient!
What strikes you as the obvious solution and common sense will be innovative, out-of-the-box thinking to others. Capitalize upon this this week; you’ll be able to get others thinking and perhaps making the changes you’ve been longing for.
It is as bad as you think, and the patients ARE out to get you.
Star Charts by Suzanne LaBarne are for Entertainment Purposes ONLY!
I had a patient who was complaining about everything — the room, the doctor, the food, the way the lights worked (really!) And maybe my face showed that I was tired of it, because she apologized. “I’m sorry, honey,” she said, “I just hate the hospital!”
“Tell me about it!” I said back. “They have to pay me to be here!”
She busted up laughing and has been a great patient ever since!
From Stephanie J, RN, New York
A Classic JNJ Piece!
I’ve worked as a nurse for fifteen years, and know what it takes to get under a nurse’s skin and irritate every single cell until it festers. Through assertiveness training and humor therapy, I’ve learned how to deal with these annoyances without getting sore. The advice in this article is offered constructively, without malice. Any changes produced as a result of this article would be a great step toward reforming health care. (more…)
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