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I am sorry if you took it wron was posted 03/02/2002 08:13 am by MaryEllen
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I am so sorry if you took it wrong, there is no need to quit here there is valuable support and friendship here, please do not quit. I am a nurse also and yes there are laws to protect all of us who are 'patients' and you can be sued if information is released without permission of the patient. For the patient and the caregivers family members this is a very frustating time, tempers fly, Tears and just plain fear. I know it did with me when doctors were not doing what they were supposed to be doing. It was verbal, as well as written between the doctors my mom and myself and other siblings who lived out of state. No one is trying to make the medical professional to be the bad guy or jeopordize our jobs, though some of the doctors need a class in having feelings and being human rather than all textbook and I said 'some' not all. There are docotrs and nurses out there who deserve a medal for their knowledge caring and compassion. You sound like one of those. It scared me all my life that I had no feelings, don't get me wrong I treated my patients with compassion caring and gave them the dignity they derserved and wanted, its just that I too worked in an area where at the time most of the patients when given the diagnosis, it was a virtual death sentance, I worked in an AIDS facility. I grew to love and care about my patients and it was so hard to watch them leave. I shed my tears, but it scared me because I had to brush myself off and keep on truckin others needed me. I remember once saying to myself you are getting a cold heart, I felt like a water faucet turn the water on for a bit and shut it off. It was getting so frustrating I really was beginning to feel that all my emotions were gone, it did not effect my work, but it was effecting me personally. Today we live in a society of paper, sign this sign that, per your contract you can have this or pay out of pocket if you want that. If you give out my information I am going to sue you, if you say the wrong thing I am going to sue you! It is wrong dead wrong, but it is the way of life today. 9 years ago my career as an active nurse ended, I had nothing to fall back on except go back to school and relearn a new career, I started to learn the insurance field and Health information and what an eye opener. I have strayed off track trying to say is it is frustating on both sides the medical and the patient end. I am sorry if 'net etiquett', but I read the post and it just was, well you know from my post. Please accept my apology and DON'T LEAVE! MaryEllen

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