That’s so nice of you! Thanks very much! Have a nice evening. :)
I am always professional when working with patients. I don’t understand how when reading that I was stressed about midterms you assumed that I was behaving unprofessionally in a practice setting. I always get impeccable feedback regarding my work at my practicums. The “unprofessional behavior” my instructor is refering to is when she caught me crying after class because I was so stressed out about my exams. The next day I asked her for help preparing and studying, and was trying to explain my worries about the exams, and I started crying. Not hysterically crying or causing a scene, but just a few tears rolling down my face unintentionally as I tried to express her to the stress I was feeling.
I know that you are coming from a well-intentioned place, but your message has actually felt very hurtful to me. As a nurse, I would hope that you would recognize that people with mental illnesses DO still deserve careers in health care, and that we can actually bring a very valuable and needed perspective. Suggesting that I am ill-suited to be a nurse because of an illness I have is not very helpful, and I also think that it perpetuates stigmas and beliefs that people with anxiety or other mental health struggles are incapable.
The idea of being a nurse is not stressful for me. Being a student trying to learn in an environment that is unsupportive and judgmental IS stressful for me. I do not need a backup plan and I resent you suggesting that I do without a full understanding of me or my situation. I am going to be a great nurse and my ability to sympathize with people experiencing mental illness will be an asset, not a hinderance.
So every week my instructor sends me a list of everything I did wrong that week and I have to sign it.
This week’s feedback included: “Ami was quite high-strung about her upcoming midterms this week. I think that she worked herself into quite a state, because the other students weren’t as concerned. Ami was very stressed out and needs to learn to demonstrate a more professional attitude. I do not wish to see this behavior again. “
I would like to give HER some feedback about her compulsion to be a raging bitch regarding my DIAGNOSED ANXIETY DISORDER.
I really wish people would stop using Lent as an excuse to go on a restrictive diet.
Whether or not you’re a Christian, the religious observance of Lent is NOT a chance for you to talk to everyone about your weight and eating habits. The point of Lent is not to spend 40 days complaining about giving up junk food.