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    your own personal beliefs vs pt care

    If this nurse is uncomfortable giving pregnant women full information about all of their options, she should not be working with pregnant women. She should either find another job or, as caliotter suggested, make an arrangement with her supervisors to hand off pregnant clients to someone else to give them full information about their options.
  2. noahsmama

    Whiny older nurses...

    I would whine about you whining about people who whine, but then I guess that would make me a whiner too. :bugeyes: I would love to see more threads where people are actually debating substantive issues in a civilized manner. Haven't seen too many lately, but I guess a gal can dream. :rolleyes:
  3. noahsmama

    Another FaceBook Rant

    I have friends who do that. Drives me nuts -- and yes, it is rude!
  4. Your friend better not go into peds then... most of the doctors are women.
  5. noahsmama

    Am I crazy-to want to become a foster mom

    Is your husband on board for this? As long as he is, I say go for it! It is my job to work with foster kids and I can tell you that the right placement, with loving, committed foster parents (and eventually adoptive parents if that is how things go) can make a world of difference in a child's life. I have several friends who have adopted foster kids and in all cases it has worked out well. You can specify that only girls be placed with you, and also what age range you will consider. Good luck!
  6. noahsmama

    AN is full of fuddy-duddies!

    Happy Halloween! (It's still Halloween here in CA). I was at a Halloween party and trick-or-treating with my son earlier this evening. I hope everyone else had a great Halloween too!
  7. noahsmama

    What life lessons have you learned the hard way in life?

    People don't change. When you're in a relationship, or even just friends with someone, you have to decide if the things you love about them outweigh the things that drive you nuts about them. If they don't, it's time to move on. Just because someone believes that they are right and that I am wrong doesn't mean I'm obligated to prove anything to them. As long as I am living my own life according to my own convictions, I don't need to prove anything to anyone else (and if I turn out to be wrong, I'll deal with the consequences!) When I reached my forties I decided it was time to stop working on self-improvement, and start working on self-acceptance. (I'm still working on it!) Spending time with family and friends is more important than work. Save for your retirement. Floss your teeth. Oh, and most importantly: Never try to teach a person in their 20s the life lessons you have learned. They will look at you like you're a crazy old person. Accept that they will just have to learn it for themselves. :D
  8. noahsmama

    Has AN got boring or is it just me?

    there's also: -- interviewed for my dream job yesterday and they haven't called back yet, should I be worried? -- how soon/often should I call to see if I got my dream job? -- just accepted/started working at sucky job and now my dream job is calling, what should I do? -- how soon should I send a thank you note after an interview? -- is it ok to email thanks after an interview? -- who should I send my thank you note to? -- what should I say in my thank you note? And then there's: -- just took the NCLEX and think I flunked -- just took the NCLEX and know I flunked -- does the Pearson Vue Trick work?
  9. noahsmama

    When family asks about long term vent care, what can I say?

    I agree with xtxrn! Would also like to add that some families may wish to speak to your facility's chaplain, if you have one and the family is so inclined.
  10. noahsmama

    Mother-Daughter Personalities Clash

    Sweetnurse63, I'm sorry to hear that you're having these problems with your daughter. I'm also sorry to hear of your loss of your own mother when you were just 9. What this means is that, sadly, you have no experience of what an adult mother/daughter relationship is like from the side of the daughter. What I can tell you about it (I lost my dad when I was young, but thankfully my mother is still with me!) is that you absolutely cannot compare how you feel when an older person who is not your mother gives you unsolicited advice, to how it feels when your mother gives you unsolicited advice as an adult. I'm 52 years old and I still react differently when my mother tries to give me unsolicited advice vs. when anyone else does. I find that I resent it more and it makes me much more irritable (mind you, I don't particularly like getting unsolicited advice from anyone), and I'm much more likely to snap when my mother does this to me than when other people do. I've asked myself why this is, and the best answer that I can come up with is that it feels like my own mother doesn't recognize that I am an autonomous adult, capable of making my own decisions. I'm sure she would protest that that's not the case, and you might make the same objection regarding your advice to your daughter, but whether it's meant that way or not, that's still how it feels to me. Thankfully, my mother tries very hard never to give me unsolicited advice -- mostly because her own mother kept giving her unsolicited advice until the day she died (at which time, my mom was in her 60s) and my mom resented the hell out of it. Anyway, I'm not sure if you were asking for advice, so forgive me if I'm also committing the sin of offering unsolicited advice -- but my advice to you is to never offer your daughter unsolicited advice, no matter how badly you want to. I suspect that will go a long way in improving your relationship! Best of luck to you!
  11. Please don't feed the troll!
  12. noahsmama

    I need some advice regarding my job...and parenting.

    I agree with what others have said -- quit the job in March! It will be soooo much better for you and for your kids. Good luck!
  13. noahsmama

    How Many Nurse's Rock Out

    Don't play an instrument, but love to crank the radio up on the way to/from work or dropping my son off at school. He and I both love Pink, especially her latest song "Raise Your Glass". We always crank that one up and sing along!
  14. noahsmama

    You win lottery, quit or keep working?

    I would quit, but I would give my current employer about 2 to 3 months of notice, since I know it would take at least that long for them to hire a replacement, and I like them and care enough about the kids we're serving not to leave them high and dry. Then I'd do volunteer work a couple of mornings per week at a local free clinic where I have previously volunteered, and spend a whole lot more time volunteering at my son's school too. Oh, and I'd spend a whole lot more time surfing the Internet and posting to forums like this one :)