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Re: show of hands re: health care/book


What book??  Tell, tell!!  You can respond off list if you want, but I really am interested! 

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Evelyn Ford <eafrn1@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 3 Jan 2003 03:45:11 -0800 (PST)

>Melody - I know exactly how you feel. My first nursing
>job was wonderful, I loved going to work. We had
>plenty of supportive staff and I had time to actually
>sit for a while to talk AND listen to the
>patients...get to know them, their fears/concerns, and
>touch them in a caring way. By the time I retired, I
>was the ONLY nurse on an adolescent psych unit with
>ONE psych tech for help...the two of us ran the unit.
>I did all the admissions and I also did the unit
>secretary's job because we had none. I also passed all
>the meds. I was SO busy, the only time I had to
>interact with the kids was while I passed meds. I was
>up to my you know what in paper work!
>
>The MD's would keep the kids in the hospital up until
>the day their insurance ran out, then discharge them.
>Many MD's would tell me..."make sure you chart that
>they have improved for discharge."  GRrrr! When I felt
>they did not improve, I wrote.."discharged upon
>physicians request." EVERYTHING was dictated for
>insurances purposes!! Towards the end of my career I
>was so sick and tired of hearing..."it's not cost
>effective!" No wonder there's a critical shortage of
>nurses today, and it's getting worse.
>
>Melody, have you heard anything about your book?
>Perhaps you can "get out" if that materializes?
>Good Luck!
>
>Evelyn
>
>--- Melody <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:
>> Jim: Obviously I am involved in health care...My big
>> dilemma is how do I
>> get out? Nursing might not be the highest paying
>> profession around but
>> it does pay the mortgage and the bills. I'd give
>> just about anything to
>> get out, though...never could have imagined being in
>> a job this long
>> that I would come to dislike this intensely because
>> of all the changes
>> health care has gone through in the past decade...
>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
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