Have you ever wondered about health care buzz words. They drive a real nurse to distraction.
You have folks called: health care consumers, clients, cases, profiles, etc. they are people! You know, your cousin Betty, or maybe your son Leroy.
Then you have our newest buzz word here in Canada, it's called "Integrated Medicine." Some kind of cross between grated and not I guess. The powers that be would have us believe somehow integrating our health care is going to make us healthier.
I say, give me another hand at the bedside, nurse, doc, dietary staff, and pleeese don't let it be another "study things" to death hand, or a 9 to 5 admin.
Health care needs "real people," ones not afraid to:
- get their hands dirty,
- don't think working shifts is going to kill them,
- know you have to take care of self first before you have anything left over to give to others,
- are willing to work as a team. At least this is the way Nurse Nellie sees it!