Tag: decision making
The hard work of nurses is often ignored whenever the well-being of patients is discussed. Though nurses cannot treat and cure the patients like doctors do, but it is unfair to ignore the efforts that nurses put in for maintaining the hygiene and medicine schedules of their patients. Needless to say, nurses are the ones who stay up all night for their patients and take care of them round the clock. Being a nurse, you would understand that it is not only people outside your nursing community that are critical to your job. In order to survive, you will need to fight a battle with your co-workers as well. Fighting a constant battle along with the work load may make you feel low at times. So, take a look at the following few tips to stay positive at workplace:
Tina is gasping. Her mother and daughter are by her side. They see the horror and exhaustion in her eyes as she struggles along not because she wants to but because of anxiety, confusion, and force of habit. Tina suffers from ALS, a degenerative disease, and is now in the last stage of the disease. She signed a do not resuscitate/do not intubate document (DNR/DNI) which allowed her to forego the futility of dragging on the inevitable. You are the hospice nurse on site. The family is begging you to do something to alleviate her pain. Included in the medical options available to you is a PRN order for an antispasmodic/paralytic agent.