December 12, 2019
Should it matter if your patient likes you or not? Everyone talks about mental health and how social media can be damaging to it but we forget about the nurses and care-givers who provide care.
How the ever increasing patient likes and feedback can also be damaging to nurses as well.As long as you provide excellent care to your patients, should it matter if they like you or not?
“My patient remembered my name…I am so happy!” Nurse Agnes mentioned to another nurse.
I feel this should not matter as it creates an unconscious competitiveness between nurses vying for the likes and attention of their patients. You could almost compare it to Facebook or Instagram likes where the number of likes (in case this patients) help build or destroy the confidence of that nurse.
What about nurses that may not be as outgoing as their more extroverted colleagues, do they get to hide in the shadows? It is for a reason that the popular social media sits like Instagram and Facebook are taking the “likes” away. It does have a way of affecting mental health.
In my opinion, I feel that patient likes should not reflect on the abilities of a nurse. We all know that people can be fickle and a patient’s like or dislike may depend on their current mood and what happens at that moment.
December 9, 2019
In many situations, you get out what you put in, except in cases of synergy where you get out more than you put it. So how exactly do you do this in the real world? or to be more specific, how do you translate this into your nursing staff?
Nurses who work in high trust level organizations experience
-increased job satisfaction
-increased customer service levels
-higher productivity, less job stress
-positive and increased energy at work
-less sick days
These are only some of the few that have been recognized. But knowing these positives, why would anyone not want to create a culture of trust in their organization to help their nursing staff be their best?
November 15, 2019
Plenty has been said about the relationship between employers and employers but it is often times targeted towards what employers owe to employees and how employers need to do a better job of keeping employees happy and how they need to go over and beyond in making sure that employees do not leave and go else where and the list goes on…
There is usually little said about what employees owe their employers. Or how employees owe it to their employers to show up to work on time and do the job for which they were hired and do it well, nor how employees need not watch YouTube or be on social media during their time paid for by the employer and this list goes on as well…
In order to remove the complications why not say it in simple fashion- employees need to do the jobs they were paid for and employers need to ensure that the environment and tools needed to do that job are provided! Simple and that way everyone is happy! Yes?
No! While often times many employers wish it to be so, there are too many disgruntled employees who, unhappy with some of the choices they have made in life, see fit to thwart or try to thwart an employer’s success. What such employees do not understand is that the success of your employer often times, translates to your own success as well.
Fair is fair! As much as the pressure is on an employer to provide the best and go over and beyond for their employees, the same should also be requested of employees to make the investment of the employer so much worthwhile.
A Disgruntled Employer *****
March 10, 2019
February 27, 2019
Office politics can become a cancer in an otherwise wonderful work environment. The best way you can reduce the impact it has on your professional life, is to walk away. Ignore the gossip, don’t get involved in cliques and focus on the job that you are hired to do.