Quote from IowaCindy
If I had wanted to opt out of the Planned Parenthood clinical, my instructor would have honored that request. They do schedule the student nurses so that they are not there on the days the doctor is in the building performing abortions or 'terminations' as they are called there.
I did have trouble with that aspect of the agency. I would not have gone if being part of the abortions was part of the experience.
I think its a good thing they would honor that request. I won't get into any sort of debate here, but I'm glad they put the students requests above all else, especially considering the violence surrounding clinics and the abortion doctors. Safety should be a prime concern, and a lot of those places have "bulls-eyes" on them, if you know what I mean.
I went with a friend once to a WIC clinic. The nurses and assistants there were wonderful. They did not once treat her like a poor woman not willing to work. She was breast-feeding at the time, and gave her some great advice. It was nice to see her not be judged like she had been so many times in the past. Even after one of her children was no longer eligible for WIC, they helped her continue to get services for him, and even set her up with a work-study program when she was able, so she could find better employment than what she had.
I think that would be a great rotation. What a super opportunity! I hope whatever school I chose offers the same sort of thing.
It is nice to hear that students feelings about certain things are taken into consideration. It would be horrible to be forced to participate in something you did not believe in.