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This whole thing is just so funny it reminds me of the time my husband went to pick up our then 2 year old son (now 16) from daycare and found him dancing in a TuTu. Oh dear lord you would have thought the gates of h-e double hockey sticks opened up that day. It took me a quite a bit of talking and convincing my husband that the school wasn't trying to make our son gay. I said to him if he gay, he's gay but dancing in a tutu doesn't cause it!
I might add that the boy is now 16 and as far as a parent can tell he is a healthy young man who identifies as a cis-gendered male oriented towards girls.
On another note I work with at risk youth myself and see a fair number of adolescents on the LGBTQ spectrum. Gender dysphoria is an actual disease state in which the person struggles with their gender identity to the point that it produces a lack of functioning and psychological distress. Not all people who identify on LGBTQ spectrum are dysphoric. Unlike the op I have done my research and attended a conference on caring for youths on the LGBTQ spectrum last year. Like another poster said the best way to help a young person who is gender dysphoric is to listen to them and offer support and guidance in decision making. Responsible clinicians perform complete physical and psychological evaluations before considering sex reassignment surgery. I will dig out my sources but I did go the site for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association for their position statement. They are actually still developing it but they do offer a comprehensive list of resources for people interested in the topic. All sources are credible research organizations.
LGBTQ Children and Adolescents - American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Certain things do tend to run in cycles with adolescents and as people become more open to talking about these things our youth start talking about it. The kids I see who are suicidal are not suicidal because they are LGBTQ they are suicidal because they are afraid their parents, teachers, friends etc won't accept them or that they will judge them. There's a great scene from the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" which creator Josh Whedon states "Is all about being gay in high school." where the character Willow tells Buffy she's gay and Buffy not knowing what to say say's "That's great Will!" then "Let go to lunch."
I'll see if I can find it on you tube.
I wasn't going to feed the troll but having come from a very conservative (Dare I say bigoted upbringing) I know the kind of damage the people like the OP do. I read somewhere that more than half of young people who question their gender identity in adolescence identify in adulthood as cis-gender. Some will decide they are gay, some will decide they are trans, some will transition some will not but they do not need lectures about morality or judgement from adults who are supposed to be from a caring profession. If the OP is so disturbed by this perhaps he/she should consider a specialty that does not deal with LGBTQ persons. Wait a minute they are everywhere adults, children, seniors etc......Might have to give up nursing entirely and go live in a cave.
Really... another on me of these posts. Well let's start out with some background.
Here is an opinion piece exploring the issue with some expert weigh in
Trans youth clinics are seeing more trans boys than before. Why?
Here is a bbc article discussing the increase
Referrals for young transgender people increase
- BBC Newsbeat
Here is a published article about the differences between gender dysphoria and being transgender.
So after a 30 min crash course on the topic. Yes. There have been a sharp increase in the numbers of youth experiencing gender dysphoria. With the increase in trans visibility, society is now much more aware of trans people. When this increased awareness meets adolescence identity crisis, you get youth with gender dysphoria. This is different from being transgendered. Youth who are experiencing gender dysphoria should be psychologically evaluated, and treated, to helping to discern their true gender. I would say most of these kids in the situation, will probably not transition. In the meantime Puberty arresting drugs seem to be reasonably safe, and leave all options open. In a lot of these cases, gender dysphoria is really just a symptom of underlying psychological or sociological issues
Unfortunately, the way the arguments being framed by the more conservative factions of politics, is that the minute someone expenses gender dysphoria, they are rushed to surgery for immediate transition. This is not the case in every reputable treatment program that I've heard of.
So am I opinion no there's not really a major issue here. You're hearing about trans youth more, because it in the media more . People who are gender dysphoric or trans are more able to express themselves. I believe society had this discussion in the 80s, where did all these gay people come from all the sudden. They were always there, always thought about it. Once it became socially more acceptable, they came up. Then you could really see them.
thats all I can manage. OP has a history of inflaming posts and I'm not up to feed the troll. It is an issue in that it's in the news, but I wonder if everyone would be so upset if it was another less socially new issue.
My problem with vaccination, is the persevative now used, various combination of thiouracil, & it neuro toxin effects on some of our population...
I wish the persevative could be some form of EDTA, etc.
On the fence
It sounds like you aren't struggling at all and made all the right decisions. RSV is not to be messed with. Especially with an ex-premie. Small babies with this virus can and do turn on a dime...and they die. Oxygenation is important but with this virus ventilation really becomes the issue and a pulse ox does not monitor that. These babies can and often do go into respiratory failure. Frankly, with his history he probably should have been transferred to a tertiary center by a pediatric CCT. I think you did fine in what must have been an extremely stressful situation.
I know you said you don't want to take it further but I would complain the nursing office at your hospital. For us our nursing office gets the students computer access and rules/expectations for being a GUEST at the hospital (something I was told when I was a student).
I live on a narrow street with parking on one side that effectively reduces the street to one lane. We don't have garages or driveways. There is a nursing home one block up from the end of our tiny street and a small park directly at the end. There is enough parking for the residents most of the time but there was a college that used the nursing home for clinicals and it caused problems. They were supposed to park at the Catholic church 2 blocks away. But being that they were special they decided one day to park on our street and in the lot for the park resulting in those of us who live there (and paid taxes) to have to circle the block waiting for a spot to open not being sure what was going on. Sure enough at 1530 a whole slew of students came out and got in their cars and pulled out. Everyone let it slide that day but suddenly this was happening all of the time. One day I got so fed up I called the dean of students at the school. That's when we found out about the parking arrangement with the church. She said she would follow up (and she did) but it kept happening. So I called the ECF and asked to speak with the clinical instructor. When I got her on the phone and dropped the dean's name and told her that she knew what was happening we witnessed an amazing thing. All of a sudden all those students went running to their cars and moved them because, as it turns out the dean had threatened them with expulsion if they did it again. So, to make a long story short, I agree and I don't think it's sour grapes.
You lost me with "retarded". ☹️
Prepare better next time and save your tears. We all have an off day here and there.
There is only one NCLEX- there is not a Florida and a Maryland NCLEX. I think they are parsing words here in an effort to deceive. PLEASE do not attend an unaccredited school. It will be nothing but heartache- we can attest to that fact.
The fact that they list their BILL COLLECTOR on the website should be enough to frighten you.
Your LPN license does not denote any level of education that would alter you being hired by a big box store. Are you sure the reason you aren't being hired is that it shows on your record that you were fired and the reason why? Walmart is very much about customer service as is any retail job.
Its not like leaving the job you got fired from off your resume somehow keeps it off your background check.
We exclusively use cell phones in my work as a visiting nurse. It is not a privacy violation to use a secure messaging service, even if you access it with a cell phone. You do have to ensure you do not take calls/voicemails where others can over hear you to protect privacy.
Nurses often look down their noses at lab techs, and obviously jump at any opportunity twist what we say and do. I have NO doubt that's what happened in this thread as well.
I did not admonish the nurse, first of all. You're wrong for admonishing me for something I didn't do. I told her the information wasn't necessary for message. I also didn't lecture. I just said that *I* didn't want a violation. I didn't say it was a violation, or "Section A, article 2 of the HIPAA laws says....." Don't twist it. Don't assume the messaging system isn't HIPAA compliant....I'm not going to assume it IS either. The phone number doesn't go to some landline phone at the brick and mortar lab. It's a cell phone. It's not just that I'm accessing it by cell phone, the number, phone and messaging system IS a cell phone. We don't get to use "company property phones." We are to use our own cell phones. The boss keeps the cell phone to which the number and messaging system is attached. I have an ear piece, when it's too loud where I am, I can't hear, the speaker function isn't facing out towards the general public AND as I CLEARLY stated, I don't use the car blue tooth for that exact reason, AND, as I am not an employee of these facilities, I am NOT allowed in areas that would be considered "Private" unless they are patient rooms and I'm attending the patient. In some, we're not even allowed to move anywhere in the building without a staff escort, except to walk to and from the entrance to and from the office. We are also not allowed to use staff or resident bathrooms, only the public bathrooms, which are by no means private. Pull over.... Um, if I'm supposed to call every 20 mins and I've been in one facility for 45 mins, how do I pull over? I'm not even in a car. I'm inside a facility. Talk about lecturing.....
I have an ear piece, when it's too loud where I am, I can't hear, the speaker function isn't facing out towards the general public AND as I CLEARLY stated, I don't use the car blue tooth for that exact reason, AND, as I am not an employee of these facilities, I am NOT allowed in areas that would be considered "Private" unless they are patient rooms and I'm attending the patient. In some, we're not even allowed to move anywhere in the building without a staff escort, except to walk to and from the entrance to and from the office. We are also not allowed to use staff or resident bathrooms, only the public bathrooms, which are by no means private. Pull over.... Um, if I'm supposed to call every 20 mins and I've been in one facility for 45 mins, how do I pull over? I'm not even in a car. I'm inside a facility. Talk about lecturing.....
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