Was awesome to catch up with Ian Thorpe this morning. You can watch our chat on channel ten. I’ve had a week of catching up with my idols. I’m a lucky guy!
Wasn’t prepared for the feels this gave me when this popped up on my twitter feed!
Remember how there was this whole ridiculous thing on House where the titular doctor somehow got by for years blatantly doing drugs on the job? Drugs …
Interesting article. There is a nurse on my unit who multiple people knew was addicted to fentanyl patches for back pain. A few nurses who worked with her then knew she was “losing patches” or keeping ones she removed from patients but it is so hard to prove. She kicked the habit before I started, but I never looked at her the same after finding out. Me personally, knowing about drugs and side effects has made hardly ever even take OTC meds if I can help it.
“A lot of so-called bad bedside manner results from medical professionals who prioritize solving your medical issue over being your friend.”
I did find great truth in this quote because I live it. It drives me insane how popular some of the shitty lazy nurses are with patients/families. Sure they spend 40 minutes talking about your last vacation and thats why I spend all night rushing around having to do extra work to be sure my patients are/stay/get healthy.
"It’s even more memorable when I see my kids there with my wife and everything. That’s what touched me the most, to be quite honest. The disappointment of the match itself went pretty quickly. I was sad for a few minutes, but so happy to see family and a lot of nice ovations from the crowd. That lifted me up and made me feel better, no doubt.”
So I really enjoyed my first week of placement with the district nurses in the community. Excited to go back again tomorrow :D