Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Irony of Healthcare Workers

I was trying to think of something to blog about, and this idea came to me while I was walking into work yesterday. Health care workers are hypocrites. Seriously. As I walked into work yesterday, this is what I observed on the way to my unit.

Standing room only on a bus that transports employees about three blocks to work because people can't walk it

Respiratory therapists taking a smoke break outside

A overweight nurse carrying in donuts

A doctor driving without using a seat belt

Staff using an elevator to go up only one floor in the hospital

SERIOUSLY? C'mon. No wonder nurses get such a bad reputation! We are hypocrite! How can we expect our patients to do what is right when we don't? On the flip side, I am grateful for the job security that seems to be in place!


HRH said...

So true.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Jessica, you are so true about this... sad but true.

Smalltown RN said...

it's human nature...yes I know as health care practisoners we should try to emulate good healthy life styles....but freedoms....personally if I was approached by an overweight nurse trying to give me teaching on good heart health...I would take the material and go...yeah right....

Crooked Eyebrow said...

So very true
how about a diabetic nurse, who is a diabetic educator, bringing in sweets all the time at work.

Oh the irony can be found everywhere.