Today’s GML (Great Medical Link) has my brain wheels turning, so here’s my first 2014 post:
While working one of those long 12-hour shifts I used to pull while on staff at a university teaching hospital in SC as a registered nurse back in 2001, I found myself once again sitting with my patient/client/charge (nomenclature dilemma is fodder for a future post) just… talking. Excessive talking with patients isn’t smiled upon by the bean counters.
“You know?” my RN colleague said to me then. “Have you ever thought about becoming a psychiatric nurse? I think you’d be really good at it.” Hmm. No, not really. (more…)