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  • Oct 7

    Quote from morte
    It will never end. as it should not. it was legal in most USA colonies, and was made illegal in an effort to control women, especially when the women's movement started to heat up. and yes, it is exclusively the woman's choice. if a woman is pregnant, or not, is none of your business.
    Slavery was legal too; just because something is legal doesn't make it the right thing to do. The only people arguing to continue to be able to slaughter innocent children are those who were born. Equal rights for all means all should be allowed to be born.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    ABORTION IS LEGAL. I'm so tired of people ringing their hands over a perfectly legal, acceptable, necessary medical procedure because it makes them uncomfortable! It doesn't matter how it makes you feel. It literally only matters to the person having the abortion, her healthcare provider and whomever she chooses to involve.

    This would be like Jehovah's Witnesses trying to make blood transfusions illegal because they disagree with them. It's asinine.

    And something being a small part of the overall service of an entity does not make it insignificant.
    The argument that something is legal or illegal and therefore non-negotiable for consideration by concerned individuals isn't very strong. Abortion was once illegal. By that logic, it would still be illegal. The converse is true with institutionalized slavery in the US.

    The JW example doesn't apply here either, because it doesn't involve a human life that, if left alone, would enter society like anyone else. Abortion isn't just about and individual and her doctor. Among other things, it's also about race and demographics.

    The Guttmacher Institute even says that African Americans make up 37% of all abortions in the US. Pretty alarming if you consider that African Americans make up only 13 % of the US population. The CDC says that 40 % of African American pregnancies end in abortion. If the issues are poverty and opportunity, those issues should be addressed, not reducing the number of humans that fall into that demographic.

    I'm fully aware that abortion won't be eliminated with a law. It will be eliminated when enough hearts and minds are changed and will be recognized by most people as a counter productive act.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    ABORTION IS LEGAL. I'm so tired of people ringing their hands over a perfectly legal, acceptable, necessary medical procedure because it makes them uncomfortable! It doesn't matter how it makes you feel. It literally only matters to the person having the abortion, her healthcare provider and whomever she chooses to involve.

    This would be like Jehovah's Witnesses trying to make blood transfusions illegal because they disagree with them. It's asinine.

    And something being a small part of the overall service of an entity does not make it insignificant.
    It kind of matters to the baby, Jen. Not to mention Dad.

    That saline scalds something fierce!
    That knife is cutting me into shreds! There's nowhere I can go to get away from it!
    That suction is tearing me limb from limb!
    Someone is stabbing me in the back of my neck!
    I am in a trash can. My heart is still beating, my lungs are still breathing. Someone is cutting me up and I hear them talking about selling my body parts! Oh, God, take me home quickly. Please end this unbearable pain of my tiny (or 10 pound) body and of my little soul. Take me home and hold me in Your arms, take away the memory of this torture. I don't want to be a bother to anyone. I just want this pain to end. Take me where I will be loved, give me my new pain-free body. Love me.

    I actually believe there is a time for abortion, but not the way I have seen it used - as birth control. One 16 year old patient was on her 3rd abortion. That is simply wrong - for society, for the babies, and for her.

    I agree we should all be free and have our privacy as much as possible, but there are limits. And something like taking the life of our unborn babies involves our society.

    We need to work toward healing those who have had abortions, for they are scarred, even though they might not realize it or accept it just yet. It was a terribly difficult decision for many of the mothers to make. For others, it was probably no weightier a decision than choosing what clothes to wear today. All need our lovingkindness and we need them as well.

    We need to mourn the lost babies, those precious little ones who will never walk among us or be able to contribute to the world we live in. I thank God almighty that they are safely and happily free and whole in Heaven with Him.

    We need to help those who are facing an unwanted pregnancy. We need to reach out a hand of friendship and fellowship and assist them in every way we possibly can to have a healthy baby. We must help them with adoptions or single parenthood if they choose it. It does take a village and we can all do something to help these precious moms and babies/children.

    Just my opinion.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from heron
    The single most effective way to reduce the number of abortions is access to safe and affordable contraception. PP provides that and has been doing so for a century.

    Pro-life people like OC understand that. Forced pregnancy people don't care because the "real" issue is control of women's sexual behavior and has nothing to do with reverence for life.
    I respectfully disagree that controlling women is the real impetus behind opposition to AB's everywhere, any time, any place, any stage of pregnancy.

    Some of us really do revere life because we believe God made life. I do believe in contraception and good sense to not try to repopulate the whole earth. Contraception should absolutely be legal and available for every woman and man who wants it. Sex education, too.

  • Oct 7

    Before this thread gets closed, I just want to say that those who dislike Trump seem to let him take over their thoughts. It was the same with the Obama haters.

    Don't let Donald Trump get to stay in your head rent free. Try to discipline your thoughts to more positive ones. Don't let your hatred for this man erode your life.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I would be worried that a trump voter would provide sub-standard care to people he or she deemed "undesireable" aka minorities, non-Christians, members of the LGTBQ community, foreigner, disabled people....basically non-Wasps.
    Wow, what a nasty remark.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    I would be worried that a trump voter would provide sub-standard care to people he or she deemed "undesireable" aka minorities, non-Christians, members of the LGTBQ community, foreigner, disabled people....basically non-Wasps.
    Do you actually know anybody who voted for Trump? A couple of my best friends did and they are the loveliest people in the world. You might want to broaden your horizons and associations.

  • Sep 26

    Her advanced degree does trump the "I've done my research"! I agree she should be able to handle it better, but, kudos to her for taking on the vaccine issue, we all should be doing it.

    As an NP she is allowed to give whatever medical advice she wants (provided it is within her scope). There is nothing illegal about that. Most of us are pretty careful about it because it could potentially be a prelude to a tort, and I like to get paid for my time.

    What bothered you so much about her actions?

  • Sep 26

    This sounds like an "MYOB" situation to me. What concern is it of yours, really, what she is doing or saying on Facebook?

  • Sep 15

    So I have a student in the special ed program with diabetes. He got diagnosed his freshman year and he is now a senior.

    He just gave himself his first insulin shot ever!!!

    We have been building up to this for 3 years now. Mom says he tries at home, but then wimps out. He has been prepping his insulin pen for me to inject him since school started. But I have still been giving the shot. We then had to wrap our head around giving the shot in the abdomen (where he can reach) instead of the arm. We were supposed to start the self injections next week, but he asked if he could do it today. Who am I to say no to that?!?!

    He did it with no hesitation whatsoever. WOOT!!

    We were so excited we gave hi fives and then we called mom on speaker phone.

  • Sep 15

    I think you need to refer his parents to a pediatric opthamologist.

    You're doing a vision screening, not a diagnostic test.

    He is failing your screening. You don't have the equipment or expertise to determine why.

  • Sep 10

    Quote from elkpark
    Nope, they don't automatically lose their ability to make any other kind of treatment decision. No one's really been able to explain it to me in any way that makes sense.
    It's hard even for "thinkers" to make sense out of these things because too often the rationales given to nurses are just someone's idea of something; rarely do we get the benefit of knowing how/why a legal or ethics committee came to the conclusion. And worse, we often get a superior's "take" on it (or their own emtional reasoning). I do not know the answer to this one but I think (right or wrong) it goes something like this:

    We know that we allow LEOs to compel the person who expresses suicidal ideation/intention to present for evaluation. They legally can take people into protective custody and present them for evaluation. At the hospital, we can legally compel you to stay until we evaluate your situation. We also know that we hospitalize patients (sometimes involuntarily) because they have verbalized an intent to kill themselves. So, our legal system does support this idea that we as a society have an interest in trying to prevent people from killing themselves, and when we are aware of their intent to do so we legally take steps to prevent them from doing it - steps that can be considered fairly extreme if necessary (involuntary hospitalization).

    If we have a suicidal patient in the hospital, we will enact precautions to prevent suicide attempts while hospitalized. Why do we do that - well (aside from the obvious liability issues), we do it because we have a societal value that we should do all we can to prevent people from voluntarily killing themselves, especially when we haven't had the opportunity to thoroughly assess judgment and insight or provide any assistance or rule out medical issues that may be contributing. All that to say that when no measures have been taken in attempt to determine whether the decision (to kill oneself) is being made in a sound state of mind, we (legally) make attempts to stop them from doing it.

    The person who has already made the attempt and now is being presented for resuscitation is a bit of a different situation than a patient who presents for care in a suicidal state, but it seems like similar principles of care are applied (we will do what we can to not let you succeed with your intent to kill yourself) - - I am making no declaration or judgment about the correctness or incorrectness of this, I'm just saying I think these are some of the underlying ethical and legal points that an ethics committe would consider, and that probably have something to do with 'all patients who attempt suicide are full code.'

    Right or wrong, I think the reason that we don't honor a DNR when one is found in extremis following suicide attempt is because we also don't/wouldn't legally "honor" your statement that you want to die when you are alive. Instead, we take direct actions against it. The laws of our society still support the idea that we can compel you for a mental health evaluation and take measures to ensure that you don't kill yourself up to that point.

  • Aug 10

    NCLEX pass rates are a poor way to evaluate a school. The NCLEX pass rate only tells you what percentage of their graduates pass the NCLEX. What you really need to know is what percentage of the people who originally enroll pass the NCLEX. Attrition rates in for-profit schools are generally high. If 95% pass the NCLEX but only 75% of the students who start actually graduate, that's not very good. Many schools, both for-profit and taxpayer funded schools give exit exams to manipulate the pass rate percentages. If you don't do well on the exit exam, you aren't allowed to graduate. This prevents weaker students from taking the NCLEX.

    The other thing you want to know is how many students graduate on time, not just graduate. The accrediting agencies consider on-time graduation to be 150% of the scheduled program duration. If you take 6 semesters to complete a 4 semester program, technically you are considered an on time graduate.

  • Jul 20

    Quote from Invasion1
    He should have kept his mouth sealed.
    He should have stayed the heck out of this pt's chart.

  • Jul 17

    No, it is not a HIPAA violation. However, the people who need to answer your question are at your work place. Plenty of places tell their staff their own adulterated version of HIPAA and conflate it with their own "privacy practices" as well. The Feds are not monitoring your chart activity; the people who are in a position to make any issue out of anything you do in a chart are within your own organization. Your manager needs to get an official answer for you, and my suggestion would be that you email the question so that you receive the answer in writing.

    Short version: The question you need to ask is not whether this is a HIPAA violation (as it clearly is not) but rather, whether it violates any workplace-specific policies.


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