elkpark 84,000 Views
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Just a general question for those who are of the point of view that the healthcare system is working in Canada (or anyone else who wishes to respond). Why do you believe it's working?
I've heard it does require you to go in for routine things, and people in general are more compliant to making their routine visits but I've always been told there is a lot of bad too. It taking forever to get things done that are necessary (cholecystectomy for example) is one big concern. Literally, I hear it's over a year from being told you need it to when it's scheduled. I know of a family whose father was on hospice and his care needs kept getting more and more difficult, yet he never actually got put in a hospice. He did have homecare nurses visit but they could only do so much. Also, it's very budgeted from what I understand. What I mean is: If it's near the end of the fiscal year and the money is all spent, no matter what your needs are, you're going to wait for the next year to start.
I'm no expert on this stuff, but I've heard more bad than good. I don't know if I'm misinformed or, maybe it's like everything else and its "take the good with the bad."
I, too, am unsure what you're asking. Everywhere I've worked over many years, whether in psychiatric settings or med-surg settings, individuals who were actively suicidal (or even considered just to be at significant risk) had a 1:1 sitter. The charge nurse and house supervisor worked together to work out the staffing. It hasn't been a big deal.
Not hijacking the thread but thought you may be interested in this;
Scots believe Donald Trump is more of a global threat than Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un or ISIS - Sunday Post
A poll in Scotland shows people think Trump is a greater danger to the world than ISIS, Putin or Kim jong-un.
It suddenly struck me that (mostly) conservative Christians are anti abortion. Killing an unborn child is murder. I am pro life, but at least their argument makes a little sense.
Yet these (mostly) conservative Christians are pro gun ownership, support the NRA, second amendment, etc. So killing born children is somehow okay, acceptable, the price we have to pay to defend ourselves when the (fill in the blank_______________) boogy men or saboteurs or armies from a foreign country invade our home or country, our own government becoming ruled by a fascist tyrannical dictator, etc.
There are LTCs that have "pets" or therapy animals incorporated into their programs and milieu, so obviously animals are not prohibited from LTC settings across the board. But those situations are part of a planned therapeutic program. It sounds like you're talking about something entirely different, people just bringing their pets to work with them, and not for the benefit of the residents. Have you talked to these nurses about what they're doing, and have you talked to their superiors about your concerns? You say that other nurses there are also unhappy about the situation -- I would caution you to address this as a group, and not to be the only person who is questioning the situation, lest you end up being targeted for having complained.
I go to a brick and mortar NP program in WI. For gods sakes, don't call yourself a future "midlevel." That term only exists in DEA prescription authority administratively. Its a word physicians use to demean us. Don't use it.
Actually, I haven't heard from that many people who see the photo differently. Even the NBC story you included says he is grabbing her.
Welcome to allnurses!
Do you mean that they ask you to pick up additional shifts when they need coverage, or they are telling you that you are literally on call 24/7/365 and required to come in anytime they tell you to? If they are calling and asking you to come in for additional shifts, that is common in nursing. If you are being told you're on call 24/7, was that in your original employment offer and/or job description? That would be highly unusual.
As to whether their policy on reducing your pay rate for giving less notice than they expect is legal or not, you may want to check with your state labor department or an employment lawyer about that. We cannot give any legal advice here.
That wasn't the point.
Tweeden said Franken groped her.
TMB also says:
"One thing seems evident at this time, Republicans are comfortable with believing men are honest and telling the truth while simultaneously believing that women are lying, conniving, and not to be trusted."
Yet, you both are saying Tweeden was lying and not to be trusted.
TMB even brought up a few times that Tweeden had been a Playboy bunny and that she must have experienced worse treatment at some point. Why that matters, you'll have to ask her.
Didn't you just a few weeks ago say Franken wasnt groping that woman in the picture, even though she said he did?
Speaking of fake news, it seems as though the wife of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is a proponent of fake news.
This is an AP story that ran in today's NY Daily News.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The right-wing activist whose Project Veritas organization recently attempted to plant a false story in the Washington Post has been honored by a conservative religious organization with an award presented to him by the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
James O'Keefe received the Impact Award on Wednesday night from the United in Purpose organization in a ceremony at Washington's Trump International Hotel. He was presented the award by Virginia Thomas, a tea party-affiliated activist and consultant.
O'Keefe tweeted a photo of Thomas handing him the award.
Project Veritas made headlines recently for its guerrilla tactics in defense of conservative causes. The Washington Post recently revealed an apparent sting operation designed to discredit the newspaper by planting a false story about Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Yet another poorly thought-out decision by the Bum that promises to bring so much well-earned respect to the United States. He has done so many stupid things, but this one is really among the top three dumbest.
I mean, even the Pope has spoken out against this move. Geez!
Tensions Build in Jerusalem and Beyond Over Trump Declaration - The New York Times
Have any of the people telling you that actually been successful in getting a CA license via that route?
Unless something has changed recently, California, like every other US state, bases licensure decisions on the pre-licensure program that originally qualified you for licensure. If that program doesn't meet the state's standards, you're not going to get a license, and no other nursing education you complete later ever changes that, because any other, further nursing education you complete doesn't include any additional basic nursing content. If the California BRN has recently changed its position on that, that would be a huge change.
I personally think these beds are much kinder than any restraint and allow freedom of movement while reducing falls. I also don't think they should be considered a restraint but I see why they are.
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