Incompetent – adjective; “Inadequate for or unsuited to a particular purpose or application…”
I survived being a staff nurse for almost four years at a tertiary hospital near our house. Four years of tedious training, hardships and fruitful experience. From being a novice post-graduate to a fully-pledged staff; From IV insertion to complex task such as advanced cardiac life support; From giving simple oral to onco/chemotherapeutic drugs. Name it, we have all done it one way or another…
Our parents might worked so hard just to meet the ever high tuition fee and miscellaneous fees during our college days. After graduation, you may have spent a little more of your own money and effort on trainings just to keep you up to date with the standards. We pursue “perfection”; because life is at stake. Life is on the line – not only theirs but even our own…
It hurts when someone told you that you are incompetent. Even when you are doing the best that you can possibly do, give them the most of your time even when your handling a lot of sick patients, your effort seems not enough for them. After all of the trainings, after a lot of sweat and tears you gave to this profession/vocation – they don’t give a damn. They don’t care, they “Pay”.
Sadly, nurses nowadays are taken for granted. We are treated with less respect, less pay, and less of a person… 🙁
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