Does anyone else think today's nurses seem more rude/unfriendly?
I don't mean to offend any current nurses out there as there are a lot that are empathetic and warm. However, it seems like so much of the nursing staff in various hospitals I've been in/worked with are bitter and angry towards each other, the patients, or whoever they come in contact with. And I don't really blame them because their jobs are stressful, they're on their feet all day, they deal with misery and pain constantly, they take orders from doctors, patients, and pretty much everyone else around. And then there are those who took nursing jobs because of the pay and job market, as opposed to actually having an interest in the field.
I feel bad for them and the patients. My dad works in a hospital and said "out of all the nurses here, how many do you see smiling?" and there weren't that many.