Do you think a nurse is an angel or she is so terrible ?

a nurse - do you think a nurse is good or bad according to your experience ?
Hong Kong
May 20, 2011 4:15am CST
I always think that a nurse is someone who will help you out when you are having problems and need to stay in the hospital. However, i did experience some terrible nurses that they didn't feel like to serve the patients. Each time when they were asked to do something by the patient, they reacted in a mean way and treat the patient like nobody.I am sure there will be some good nurses in this world,but there are also some hard-to-get-along-with nurses around this world and hopefully we don't have to encounter the bad one wherever we need to take rest in the hospital for whatever reason it is.
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18 responses
20 May 11
There are good and bad people in the world no matter what profession they are in. Fortunately, there are more good ones than bad! Nurses should be the ultimate carers but they have so many awkward patients to deal with they become hardened to the needs of others. What they need is a dose of their own medicine, a stay in hospital with uncaring nurses! Maybe that would knock them back into shape! :)
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@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
20 May 11
I agree with you my friend. We just force everybody to be good when other people aren't good to you, causing you to have a bad day and affecting other peoples mood as well.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
22 May 11
I think most nurses are great. In my recent hospital stays, I had good nurses. I think if they are hard-to-get-along-with, they have no business working in a hospital. Their primary purpose is to make patients more comfortable and if they are not going to do that, they shouldn't be there. If they are becoming mean when patients ask for something, it is time to either take a break or to find another job.
• Hong Kong
31 May 11
I agree with many comments that a coin do has two sides.There are many bad one and also many good one as well. I once need to stay in the hosiptal for two weeks due to my surgery and recovery. That was a very good experience fro me when talking about nurse.
• Philippines
20 May 11
A nurse's job isn't that pleasant, to be honest. My brother is a nurse and he just got sick of working in a hospital that he just resigned and is working now as an agent. They are being told to do a whole lot of things that they're seeming to be slaves. Sometimes you also have to understand them. Sometimes. It's not you they're angry with, it's just their bottled up anger for the day.
• Hong Kong
20 May 11
I agree with you that being a nurse is not easy and this kinds of jobs really need some people with great character to do it. However, the nurses in my city are paying very high in order to get them stay in the job. Especially to those who helps the mother to receive a new born baby are the one who just couldn't handle the stress of not enough nurses anymore.Even those has been the industry for a long time could take the pressure no more and they just quit lie that. You can pay them a fortune but they just want to leave the job and never want to return.The government are having trouble in managing this issue at the moment and I hope that they will have a better arrangement for all this as soon as possible, otherwise our hospital system will face a tough time like never before.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
Nurses are surely angels based here on land instead of in the sky. They provide care to patients and to the sick and watch over their health and well being. But as human as we are, there are also those that are not well and not worthy in so far as attitude is concern. I am sad to hear about your experience but I am happy that you do not categorize every nurse as bad based on what you experience.
• United States
21 May 11
Well, I have a great deal of respect for nurses who need deal with a floor full of 'of age' children who may carry on as tho their ailment is the only one of note in the whole place and that every time they cry or whine like a baby in diapers these nurses are expected to come soothe the po' wittle thin'. I have spent time in the hospital and have no problems with the nursing staff, even the so-called bad ones..But then, I have, as I said, a great deal of respect for them and their position and am mature enuff to realize that my room and my ailments are not all that they deal with and, unfortunately, that sometimes means dealing with 2 year old wannabe's who mistake service for servitude..Enjoy!
• United States
21 May 11
When I was hospitalized in Michigan that hospital, drs & nurses were a joke. I live in Iowa now when I had my daughter I had the greatest nurses. I was hospitalized 1-1/2 weeks before having my daughter due to high blood pressure, mild preclampsia and gestational diabetes. They were mainly concerned about my blood pressure. There was 1 nurse though that called my unborn baby a brat because she kept moving around too much while she was trying to gt a reading on the fetal monitor. My other nurses, Doctors and even the dieticion were awesome. Whenever I needed something they were right there. there was 1 nurse that really stood out that was really great. I had 1 set of nurses when i was there for long term care then another set after I had my daughter. When the dr said I would have to be there for another week because the amnio said my daughter's lungs were developed enough to be born they felt bad so they made sure I had plenty to do to occupy my time like bringing me a laptop, arranging for an animal visit that goes around to visiting long-term patients and aslo arranged for massages. This hospital was more like a resort than a hospital.
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
21 May 11
i certainly do not think that a nurse is definitely an angel. i used to think so too until my mother was hospitalised last year. she had been hospitalised for a small surgery. it was to remove a growth on her adrenal gland. we had all expected her to be home by the end of the week. when we visited her on the first few days after the surgery, she was alert and talking about what she wants to do when she gets home. however, on the fifth day, we noticed that she seem lethargic and tired. we asked the nurses and they all said it's normal. come day six, my mum is more lethargic and have no appetite. again, the nurse said it's normal. when we visited on day seven, my mum couldn't talk without getting breathless. we asked the nurses to call for the duty doctor but they insisted it's normal. i had to make a scene just so that they will call the doctor. by then, my mum's eyes are rolling back into her head. when the doctors came, they found my mother to be in such serious condition that she was transferred to the intensive care immediately. the next few days my mother fought for her life because her lungs were so badly infected. thankfully my mother pulled through. if the nurses had been more alert or at least doen their job, my mother wouldn't be in that state.
@bird123 (10265)
• United States
21 May 11
There really is no excuse for not sharing help and kindness with others whether you are a nurse or not. That being said, let's not forget that nurses are under a lot of stress. They are given way too many patients to deal with and many have to work long hours. Double shifts are not uncommon. This is done for corporate profits. Bad service isn't the only thing to complain about. Why do they have to charge so much money when a person is sick and do not need the stress of trying to afford the help they must have? Money is clearly an issue in medicine.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
20 May 11
It is always true. A doctor or a nurse will appear an angel as long as you have illness. Once the illness is cured the doctor or nurse will appear as a devil. However I have come across one Mrs. Rajam about forty five years ago. she was very good to patients. She use to attend deliveries. Nowadays doctors complicate delivery of child whereas in 1950/60s she was managing alone. Luckily there was no need to be in hospital for long time after that. I have not come across any other good nurse.
@moirai (1344)
• Philippines
20 May 11
Hmm... that's sad... I suppose one can try to understand, these nurses are also only human see... and a lot of them are given so much work for so little pay. And they have such great responsibilities resting on their shoulders. You can just imagine the stress. Maybe that's why there are those who act mean towards their patients. However, patients should come first, and must not be expected to be the ones who go out of their way to be understanding. Those nurses who can smile and be nice to their patients despite all the stresses they have are truly admirable.
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
20 May 11
I'm sorry for your bad experience. I've never seen a bad nurse although sometimes my relatives talk about bad nurses when I go to the hospital to visit. I think they're sexy myself. But they have a job to do and I think most of them are angels.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
20 May 11
I would never think a nurse was terrrible unless she was purposely trying to bring harm. the medical profession has so many caring nurses and they deservee our honor and praise for the jobs they do and the care they give us.
• Philippines
20 May 11
I've encountered some nurses who are pretty nice and some are really indifferent to a patient's need. To tell you the truth, I think I might have seen more terrible nurses than the kinder ones in my life. It's not supposed to be that way. Unless the nurse is still young and quite new in the profession, they're more likely kinder. The older nurses I've encountered are quite annoying at times especially since they really don't help out the patients. It's a case to case basis I suppose. Unfortunately, I have had some bad experiences and some good experiences with nurses too. If I could just suggest an important part of the student nurses' curriculum in college, I would hope that they could always have a seminar regarding caring and being kinder to patients.
@jaiho2009 (38820)
• Philippines
20 May 11
This is very true wlf. I do meet some rude nurses esp with public hospitals. But we can report them to the staff nurse or to the hospital admin. This shouldn't be,because patient needs care and attention,and nurses should/must be there to always give a hand,care and attention to the patient's need. have a great weekend ahead
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
20 May 11
I am a nurse so I am a bit bias here..hehe. Nurses are not really so terrible. Although I would say that there are some. Mainly because they are not in the mood sometimes after being in a patient's room that is sometimes annoying. Patients are sometime irritable making them reacting in a way that is already annoying to the nurses. I know it's part of their job to establish rapport to the patients but it's just sometimes hard to do so. Sometimes they are bad because there are a lot of patients to take care of any only a few nurses who cares for them. There are so many things to do if you are a nurse, going to patients room, making sure he's fine and safe, giving medications, and sometimes they will also have to deal with the patients relatives. Emotional relatives I should say, in grief or just bad relatives or visitors, which makes the nurse's mood change after she comes out of that room. Making her appear bad to the next patient she will be visiting. So hopefully you would understand them if they seem to look like devils carrying a syringe when coming into your rooms.
@akangirl (2437)
• India
20 May 11
Every coin has two sides now no? So there are always good and bad people also if u ask me now. I would say that nurses are more attractive for boys sometimes and i personally dont like any nurse much. I would prefer to do things by myself only now. Nurses are supposed to be helping and cute and all. Once when i asked my friend about the description of nurse he said that cute girl who stands close to you hold ur hand and still expects your pulse to be normal! They also must be having one of those days now right? They have lots of patients to attend to and lot of work also which they have to do! SO give it a thought and think about the problems also which they face ok?
@woshiyan (63)
• China
20 May 11
A nurse is an angle:a nurse is a person who gives so completely ,with touches to heal,always smilling so sweetly,There's no way to figure such value or worth The nurse you said is very bad
@yoniarnon (1081)
• Israel
20 May 11
I agree with 163Mandolingirl there are goods and bads. Let's ain't forget that nurses are first of all are humans, cause there are no robots yet :), and every one have mods and act like good or bad, any way most of them chose this job to help people so day spouse to be good, but some can wake up with a bad mode or something or some of them can work on this job cause they didn't wanna do other jobs and they can be bad nurses