Nursing Without Ethics Informative - No Ethics When Money Is Involved

Review by Tinkerann on 2009-10-03
In todays need of nurses there are a few who are not ethically or morally capable. They will chart what ever they need to to protect themselves and place blame on family members. Even to the point of trying to help take family members away from their legal and blood kin so that the nurses and or their families can get control of the person and their money. Even when there really isn't very much but the nurse and co-horts believe there is.

I have worked as a nurse and I cared for the well being of my patients. However, I would not lie for anyone.

Now I am in the position to see and experience what these so called nurses that care only for themselves is about. I know we are in a shortage for nurses, but do we really need this type of nursing staff? Shouldn't their be some way to let other people know what they might face up against this type of person.

Also, how can a Doctor be one way then in the middle of everything change his decision to that of the nurse that is trying to take a relative away. I know that this one doctor has had a very real problem and was not allowed to act as a doctor for some time.

Do we really need this type of professionals? How can we justify trusting Doctors of this calliber along with nurses that are just as bad if not worse?

Heaven protect us from them. We need to go back to screening people for the professional system as they did years ago. Some "bad apples" may have slipped through, but were weeded out thankfully. Although, some still slip through as they put on a good face.

God protect all the good nurses out there putting in overtime after overtime due to the shortage. I know because I was one of you before being injured. Thank you to all the good nurses.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-10-06
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-10-03:
an example of what you are talking about would be helpful.
Posted by Disaster Worker on 2009-10-06:
Nurse, I can understand your frustration, but you have to remember that you can only be responsible for the treatment YOU provide and to do the job with integrity, honesty and provide excellent patient care withdignity to your patients. I went from nursing to EMS so I know where you're coming from. I look at each shift as a ministry and give my patients 100% of my attention and capability for the very few minutes they're in my care. At least I can go off shift knowing I did everything possible for my patients, plus giving them respect and kindness along the way. It sounds as if you're really burned out...truly a job casualty in our business.

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