Monday, April 27, 2009
I have worked with two different nurses in the past two weeks who have YEARS of experience, but can't seem to function on their own. They manage to get other people to do things for them either by manipulation, or because they are so sweet and nice that people just want to make things easier for them. This is ENABLING people!!!! This doesn't help them in the long run and it certainly doesn't help the co-workers that they are supposed to be backing up! Sure you can help them, but do it in a way that teaches them skills and critical thinking. Everyone benefits from this....the nurse grows....you feel good about teaching....patients are safer.....co-workers are happier! .........I will step down off my soapbox now, thanks for listening.