Favoritism in nursing? - page 4

by kellycinalli

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Hello, I work in a rehab center for the last 15 years. And have never saw favoritism this obvious!! This nurse who works the floor and the don are very close. This don has brought other family members and friends to fill... Read More


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    Is anyone familiar with Carol Gilligan's works, and her writings on the ethics of care? She argues that women have a different orientation toward ethics than men do, in terms of what is fair.

    It is ethical to favor your own child versus the children of strangers. Isn't the love and compassion you fell toward your own child naturally stronger that that you feel toward a stranger? Extend that to more distant family members. Perhaps the favoritism diminishes, but it is still stronger than that toward complete strangers.

    The nursing culture is largely female. If Gilligan's ethical theories have any currency, than they go some way toward explaining certain aspects of the nursing culture.

    Which other organizations are dominated by females? Female subcultures in secondary schools? College sororities? The only other on I can think of is Catholic nuns. I'm not sure that any of those make for a valid comparison.
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    Funny thing I read this. One of the reasons I left the teaching profession to become a nurse was all the favoritism, nepotism....etc. WOW! OK...so either you kiss ass or get treated like one.
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    I wish there was a like button on this thread. Lol

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    Life isn't fair and neither is work. Actually, giving her the job without posting it is probably better than posting it and having several people go through the time and effort of applying and interviewing if that one person was going to get the job anyway.
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    I disagree being she has only worked here for 2 years and there is better qualified nurses with more experience for the job. U r supposed to post new positions and it's mandatory where I work. I don't want the job the hours I can't do but others would have done it in a heart beat!

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