If you're a carer in a care home, your job is to care, and all that your caring entails.
If you're a nurse in a nursing home, your job is to nurse, and all that your nursing carries with it.
Don't you dare tell me you've only known one of your residents for only a few weeks, or a few days, or even a few hours, as an excuse for your inaction and lack of care.
I only get to know my patients for seconds, literally seconds, before I have to decide and act on their needs, and be able to do so with care and compassion.
You may only be temporary staff, but your nursing diploma stretches as far as giving a patient oxygen when they need it, whether you know them well, or not.
You may be new to this particular establishment, but your nursing experience should tell you how unwell your patient truly is, and that now's the time to act. Now's not the time to lean over the bed with your hands in your pockets and your head in the sand.
Don't you dare excuse your mistreatment by claiming to not know the resident well enough - abuse and neglect can never be excused.
I know my patient for only moments, and I still treat them like human beings, not like bed-filling, revenue-raising, income-generating pieces of unimportant meat.
Damn you for making me care so much as to make me hate you and your actions - or lack of them.
Damn you for being so blasé about the desperate needs of those in your care.
Damn you for choosing a caring profession, when clearly you just don't care.