Horoscopes just for Nurses!
Embrace the freedom of “Outside the scope of my practice” this week, Taurus…it will save you from arranging cab rides for distant relatives, distracting Baby-Daddy while the husband is visiting, and figuring out who will do the best job grooming the patient’s Pomeranian, FiFi Princess Superstar!
Why do we see tentacles in your future? Oh… oh, dear. This week, uhm, you… no, it doesn’t matter. Just hang on. And don’t wear skirts. Especially you male nurses!
Quitting smoking is easy, Cancer — most people do it dozens of times! Having patience with those facing a difficult challenge is one of your toughest tasks this week: tap into those reserves of compassion, empathy, tranquilizers…whatever you need to get through!
Looking for a confidence boost, Leo? Take a moment and reflect on how far you’ve come in the past five years: you have done amazing things, touched people’s lives, and made the world a better place. Hold that head up high: you are AMAZING!
You strive always to put yourself in the other person’s shoes: bear in mind that we don’t all make our way through this world walking. Expand your paradigm of understanding — but remember to be kind to yourself, none of us gets everything right off the bat.
Check the Martyr Monitor: are you trying to be all things to all people at the expense of your own happiness? We’re seeing some red flags, and perhaps your colleagues are too: the best nurses take care of their own needs!
Quick: who said, “If you’re going to be wrong, be wrong with confidence – most people won’t notice the difference?” No, it’s not the surgeon you’re assisting — but you keep on telling him it was the patient who wrote “Don’t Cut This Off” on every limb, appendage, and bare piece of skin.
Define this term: The scenario that develops when you fail to prevent one physician from giving a set of orders that will irritate the other physician? Clue: The answer’s not Tuesday but it will sure feel like it!
Strange how the patients who have families who are never satisfied with ANYTHING also have very low self esteem. It helps to remember this week that you’re not the only one who’s performance is being judged; you’re the nurse, but the patient has to suffer and then recover in the way the family deems best — even if that has no relationship to reality at all! This realization makes the day easier — but it doesn’t help as much as a day off does!
Remember, those poor decision making skills you’re being so critical of play an integral role in ensuring you job security!
The visitor who is sicker than the patient is ALWAYS the one who wants to discuss the patient’s care in great, close-proximity detail.
You can always tell the psychologist in any group of doctors: they’re the one watching how the patients react when the doc walks in the room! This week, you get to revel in the great knowledge you have of the doctors’ schedules, how quickly they’ll write orders and other thrilling bits of information nurses have special access to…
Star Charts by Suzanne LaBarne are for Entertainment Purposes ONLY!