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Re: Re: gainful employment/burnout

I agree w/ you Marge, but when I make statements like that, people often offer to introduce me to Peter Pan or the Easter Bunny.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 8/14/2004 12:17:52 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gainful employment/burnout

> I can certainly understand your frustration, Judy.  It is rather
> deplorable that hospitals are doing this type of thing - probably
> have done in the past as well.  I know bills have to be paid and
> money earned and all that, but one would think that proper patient
> care - which means adequate staff who are not overburdened - would
> come first...
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Judy L Browning <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
> > Pam is the one who isn't getting the pay or bennies.
> > Actually, I'm paid well, and time and a half for overtime. I just
> don't like
> > having to wait until the next shift arrives to do my documentation.
> What
> > frosts me is the assumption that one patient is the same as
> another. Doesn't
> > take into account the big crippled lady that takes 15 minutes to
> transfer
> > from the bed to a chair. Do that 4 or 5 times in 8 hours plus the
> few
> > minutes it takes to shuffle furniture to do it safely and you feel
> like
> > you're never out of that room. That's a task I could happily
> delegate to an
> > assistant some of the time. Did I mention she was demented and
> couldn't
> > remember which foot to move if not told. Exhausting, physically and
> > emotionally, and that was 1 of 5 folks I was responsible for.
> Should be able
> > to spend more time with the least stable person, doing frequent
> assessments.
> > Ended up dashing in & out of other rooms, just making sure
> everyone's
> > breathing & talking while I check vital signs.
> > Understand, I love my profession, usually find a lot of
> satisfaction in my
> > job, just very frustrated with this particular situation. It's not
> about the
> > money for me, although I do like to spend it!
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