Friday, October 27, 2006

Another day another dollar

Brutal and busy in emergency and all over the hospital the majority of the time. Why don't they lock the front doors? Possibly it has something to do with the hypocratic oath or compassion or healing or politics or money or obligation. Yes, we are trying to uphold some integrity and provide the best care even if you have no fixed address. Some people think their patients are the only ones who need immediate attention. There are a few who seem to be unaware of the seriousness of the emergency, trauma, intensive care, surgical and other acute care patients. I am glad to be gone from there tonight. I almost lost my
My boss remained calm and asserted herself while appropriately expressing her disatisfaction as well as the frustration experienced by those affected by various injustices however minor they may seem. All without seeming like a bee with an itch too. Thank goodness I have such personable co-workers who have a sense of humor and stand up for each other while still providing quality care and caring about the patients as much as one can when desensitized by the frequent exposure to complex situations. They look out for each other as well as forgiving and fixing and spotting minor errors that if left unchecked could cause difficulties later on. They order pizza on rainy days like today. It is good to be accepted despite imperfections and to be celebrated for ones strengths. Everybody wants everything stat!It is difficult to prioritize without adequate information. Imagine the patient is sick. How vague is that? Don't we fill our facility to the brim with ill people needing attention? Remember the children's game where you sit in a circle and one person starts by whispering some strange statement into their neighbor's ear and then as it is passed from ear to ear the metamorphisis occurs. By the time the statement has arrive back at the origin it has been change beyond belief. It no longer makes much sense even if it was pure nonsense to begin with. That is what some conversations I had this afternoon and evening came close to being like. We have been feeling the effects of 'Welfare Wednesday' combined with bad road conditions due to dark and rain and the craziness of the outside world. It feels good to get home safely. It would be good to be a cat on days like this, a domestic cat of course, who ahs a cosy home. Must sleep now.

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