I'm a new nurse, and I'm frustrated
It frustrates me that when patients call it takes too long for the bell to be answered. Why? Because patient load keeps increasing. Because the flow of patients and their needs keep increasing. I’m tired of the decrease in front line health care providers like physiotherapists. What happens when no one has time to help a patient get out of bed for the day? I’ll tell you. They stay in the hospital longer. They decondition. We put them at risk instead of helping them get better.
I’ve been a nurse for barely two years. And I’m already frustrated. What does that say for the rest of my career? Where is the hope that nurses will be respected and continue to have a voice?