In today’s video we will talk about some of my coping mechanisms I put in place when patients die or experience poor outcomes. Dealing with patient loss and the general sadness that can come with healthcare was something that caught me completely off guard coming out of nursing school, and it took me a long time to figure out how to process what I was seeing when I went to work. Hopefully this is helpful for some of you who may be experiencing the same thing.
Are you a new nurse? Feeling a little overwhelmed with this whole new transition? You are so not alone friend. The first 6 months of being a nurse were some of the hardest of my life. Talk about a crazy transition! In this video I’ll share with my experience as a new nurse and share some tips for navigating these months if you are in this yourself. My goal for this video is not to scare you away from nursing at all, just to talk about things we don’t talk about. That it’s hard in the beginning. But it does get better.
Violence in nursing. It happens. We don’t like to talk about it, many of us have accepted it as “part of our jobs”, and it seems like too large a problem to tackle most days. But if we never talk about it, we will never tackle it. This video is the first in a series of conversation I’m hoping to have about the hard things. The things we don’t like to talk about. The things that are so important, but tend to get pushed under the rug. Nurses experience violence at the work place every single day, but we never really hear about that. I’m hoping to start the conversation, or at least contribute in some small way. In this video I share my experiences of violence in my workplace as a nurse and nurse practitioner. I’d be so grateful if you shared yours as well, or even if you just listen. We can tackle this if we accept that it is happening, and let others in on what we deal with on a day to day basis.