I detect no exaggeration or embellishment in your story.
I have witnessed some version of this story play out again and again during 17 years of hospital nursing.
I propose a contributing factor to the demise of quality care took shape about the time education became a “business.”
Unfortunately, compounding this problem is the fact that greedy, immoral business savvy people have taken over the operation of hospitals via “budget.”
I am sure there are any number of us old nurses still in the trenches who provide excellent care despite the innumerable obstacles placed before us.
I simply couldn’t do it ant longer! It felt really great to quit beating my head against the wall.
Caring for people in their homes has provided a deep level of personal and professional satisfaction for me.
To echo someone else…stay OUT of tue hospital at every turn.
Thanks for sharing your story.