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originally posted by: illusion987
I think we need to address the real problem. Snobby disrespecting patients. My girlfriend is a nurse and I know plenty of her friends. I have visited her at her rehabilitation clinic. Some of the patients there are extremely rude to the nurses that are trying to help them.
There is nothing worse than an ungrateful person. These people died and their misery is over, these nurses have deal with the 1000 snobs. Treat your nurse with respect and you might just get taken care of.
originally posted by: namehere
a reply to: illusion987
patients aren't slaves or robots you know, just because a nurse is doing their job doesn't mean the patients have to keep quiet, be always happy and accept everything the nurse does blindly, and from what i've seen after dealing with nurses every day for 13 years i'll tell you this, never trust any nurse even the good ones because more often than not they will take advantage of you, will slack off, ignore you, expect you to act as if you owe them everything, call you a liar, forget things, become careless and harass you for asking them to do basic things not within their plan.
patients lives do not revolve around nurses and such arrogance regarding their job is uncalled for, they aren't god nor are they great people, they are normal humans without any special abilities, anyone can be a nurse.
not to hate on nurses but they don't have a reason to care for you except a paycheck so why should you trust them completely especially when your life is involved? as long as they do their job without treating patients less than human and understand that like with any job you have to deal with complaints and problems or you quit, then it's all good but if not well find a new job where people's lives are not in your hands, because you can't be relied upon to do your job.
i don't see you being grateful to who build your pc, car, house, light bulbs to who provides your electricity, food, clothes or water so what makes a nurse so much better? what makes you any better than "ungrateful patients"?
if anything your life or simply pain is even more to voice concern over than an inanimate object or a box of doughnuts so i'd think a patient has an even greater right to complain to a nurse about whatever and demand things than any customer who bought any consumer product
respect is not given, you earn it through effort and communication with others and to expect or even demand respect just because what you do or who you are is plain arrogance.
who is anyone to threaten others or hold lives hostage just so they can receive the treatment they prefer from them?
just because someone complains doesn't make them ungrateful, and if you don't like complaints or demands then you should quit because a nurse deals with humans not machines.