Medicine: Have we gone too far? And, is our system ethical as a whole? - page 7
Sometimes I disagree with some of the things that I do in my job. I'm sure we've all felt this, such as a 95 year old full code on a vent, or other such scenarios. Personally, I feel like... Read More
Mar 25, '07Yes, and I'm sure we've all seen our fair share of questionable stuff. What it all boils down to at the end of the day is that health care is a business just like any other, and, for the most part, money is the name of the game. We often hear talk about ethics, but those of us with any experience at all in the game know that a lot of it is nothing more than lip service. In some cases its dangerous to rock the boat even by talking about this stuff, and I've seen nurses get fired for it. We learn in nursing school that we are supposed to give support and encouragement to patients and their families, but I am always very careful about whatever I say to them because I've seen nurses get in trouble for that, too.