Siblings sharing a room - page 4

by CapeCodMermaid 6,256 Views | 35 Comments

Does anyone allow different sex siblings to share a room? I know culture change lets people decide who their roommate will be, but I think the change was to let gay people share a room. I have a brother and sister who want to... Read More


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    Very much agreed with your post amolucia and just to add a couple things.

    1. It is very obvious that several made comments without reading more than the OP. Those of you implying that as nurses we are not police...I'm sure you would feel differently if, let's say, they were down in the room smoking pot or any other law that you found offensive.

    2. CapeCod is the Director of Nursing with years of experience, ie: she is not a newbie to this field. She has also consistently shown a great deal of common sense thru her years of posting on this forum. I don't find her post to be judgemental. It is simply a fact that when you are in a management position, YOU are entrusted to make sure rules/regulations are followed and all residents remain free of an abusive situation. As management, the DON is required to be proactive and not reactive in identifying potential situations that could have negative consequences.
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    There's still no intercourse involved that we know of. Some of us may remember Angelina Jolie planting a big wet one on her brother at the Oscars several years back that caused an uproar. It didnt mean that they were committing incest when the cameras were off!

    Quote from ColleenRN2B
    A kiss is VERY different from true incest involving intercourse.
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    There is a very big difference between two elderly siblings having an "inappropriate" relationship and a parent or adult having an inappropriate relationship with a child.


    One day we'll live in a society that doesn't judge the intimacy (whether sexual or not) behaviors of consenting adults.
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    I understand the responsibilities of the administrator and I value the opinion of CapeCod.

    My point is that we should not take actions based upon assumptions...
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    Well, we could debate whether the kiss in question was incestuous or not until the cows come home. Only CapeCod really saw it. But a facility has the right to separate roomates and assign rooms how they see fit. That's part of living in an institution, as opposed to your own home. Yes, we try to make a facility as home like as possible. But a facility is still a facility, and all of them have rules.
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    Quote from ixchel
    There is a very big difference between two elderly siblings having an "inappropriate" relationship and a parent or adult having an inappropriate relationship with a child.


    One day we'll live in a society that doesn't judge the intimacy (whether sexual or not) behaviors of consenting adults.

    Consenting adults may not be able to truly consent when their formative years have been clouded by certain events. Sexual misconduct ramifications do not mysteriously evaporate at the age of majority.


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