Quote of the day

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

trust

Being a nurse there are many times when it just amazes me how trusting people truly are.This is not a put down it is an eye opener when you think about it.
I give medications,shots and do procedures and most people trust with blind faith that I know what I'm doing.
Luckily I am the kind of nurse who never gives anything I don't understand or does a procedure with out knowing exactly what it is I'm doing.But if I were not the questioning kind of person who does not rely on blind trust I could be dangerous.
To many people accept at face value what a medical professional is doing and never questions why.It is your right as a consumer to know why and never feel afraid or embarrassed to ask What are you doing? and why are you doing it?
If the nurse,doctor or medical professional is irritated by your questions then find someone else.This is your body and you have every right to know what is going on,what the effects will be and why this needs to be done.
Never give blind faith to just any one always feel assured that you are making the right medical decisions for your self and your family.

4 comments:

Anne L.B. said...

I appreciate what you said here about the medical field. Thanks for your post.

And by the way, the link from Bridget's blog didn't work. It's missing the [dot] between convert and blogger. Glad I still managed to get here. :D

Bridget Chumbley said...

Thanks for such an honest look at the medical industry.

I'm glad you joined the carnival!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

From one nurse to another - AMEN! I always tell patients to ask and ask and ask again. They are sometimes more apt to get a second estimate from plumber than they are to get a second opinion from a doctor! The need for smart health care consumers is more crucial than ever. Great post! Glad you joined the carnival!

Helen said...

You have an interesting perspective.

My mom and I have a great doctor, and he has earned are trust. But I do agree that life and death circumstances require that an individual earn trust.