Twenty Something. NorthCarolina. Newlywed. Figuring this life stuff out.
" It’s damn near impossible to pretend that nurses aren’t affected by verbally abusive patients, or colleagues who are just downright mean. Patience and tolerance are challenged, and it’s sometimes a fight to hold back the tears from the personal attack. It is said that nursing toughens you over the years, but what’s actually frightening is the idea of not being affected by it. Perhaps it is possible to develop a thicker skin, but still be intermittently exposed to vulnerability - as a reminder that we are not jaded, or robots churning out factory style care. "

Oh your pain is an 8/10? That’s why you were dead ass asleep when I walked in?


When patients tell me how to do my job…

copingnurse:

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