Help with paper

  1. Can you guys help me come up with some ideas. I have to write a paper regarding this. Steps in doing something that is the stupidest thing you have done. For example, laundry without taking the red out and everything turning pink.....
    Thanks for the help....:roll
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  3. by   ayemmeff
    Have you had any ideas of your own yet,Hissy?Maybe you would like to discuss them?
  4. by   HISSYTHECAT
    As of right now I am having a serious senior moment. I cannot come up with anything! That example was what my teacher gave us this morning. I have turned in two papers for him and he is really hard! I keep thinking if I did not have to have this class, I would not take it. I cannot write for anything. The only paper that I have ever had to write was a term paper in my Senior Class.
  5. by   ayemmeff
    Are you looking for help or asking us to write it for you? Just curious. A big part of nursing is being able to think fast and for yourself. I'm not trying to be mean...just prompt you a wee bit. You said the teacher just gave you the assignment this morning? So surely you've got some time to come up with some ideas between now and when it has to be handed in?
  6. by   Q.
    Hissy,
    Try to think of stupid things you've done in your life - similar to the laundry example.
    Think of your ADLs, your hobbies, cooking or following a recipe, even school related. Surely there are things you've done where you've said "Duh!" when you realized you made a mistake.

    It sounds to me like this is an exercise in realizing that even simple things that are familiar, like laundry, are processes that can have inherent errors. In nursing, most of our tasks become second nature which can lead to process errors. So to me it sounds like it may be best for you to sit down and really examine your life and tasks to determine where errors have occured. It makes a good exercise for when you're a practicing nurse.

    If you want to bounce off your ideas, go ahead. We're here to help.
  7. by   shygirl
    Hissy,

    Why don't you do your paper on writing a paper for a class. All that's involved?

    Shygirl
  8. by   jdomep
    Why don't you do your paper on writing a paper for a class. All that's involved?
    I love that idea.

    ...the stupidest thing I have ever done is to have to write a paper on the stupidest thing I have ever done... posted on allnurses to get ideas..... LOL You could get quite creative with that.
  9. by   jdomep
    Here's one I did last week..
    Typed up my care plans for clinical the next day at midnight I finished and hit save but like a dumba$$ I ejected the disk too soon corupted it and lost it all - and had to hand in my chicken scratch
  10. by   HISSYTHECAT
    I just needed some help with some ideas. Maybe somebody has done something stupid in their life and it will jar a memory that I have had in the past...I cannot ever remember doing anything stupid that consists of steps....
    He gave us the assignment today and the rough draft is due this Wed and the final copy with a cassette tape is due this Friday.
  11. by   Q.
    Originally posted by jdomep
    I love that idea.

    ...the stupidest thing I have ever done is to have to write a paper on the stupidest thing I have ever done... posted on allnurses to get ideas..... LOL You could get quite creative with that.
    Except I think the purpose of the project is to identify stupid errors, not stupid tasks. Doing laundry isn't stupid, but washing red with whites in hot water is.

    A stupid homework error would be doing an assignment without looking at the requirements, for example.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I Had to do this once. Mine was about how to erradicate fleas infestions and keep em from coming back. Personal experience YEARS ago in Oklahoma. And yes, there was a LOGICAL step by step process that adapted very easily to just this sort of assignment. Maybe this will give you food for thought. DON'T OVER ANALYZE THIS use the KISS principle...just let it "flow"....good luck.
  13. by   HISSYTHECAT
    Thanks guys for all of your suggestions. I really appreciate it. I think I have came up with one. How do not give a cat a bath...hahaha....what do you think?
  14. by   Q.
    Hmmm.
    Try outlining it for us.
    What are the steps involved in preparing for a cat's bath?
    What did you do that screwed it up?
    What could you do to NOT screw it up again?

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