"Professional Dancer" - page 4

So this thread is gonna stay in this forum cause I know I will get so much flack if this showed up in the general forum. Well fellas what do you guys think about a "Professional Dancer" transitioning into the healthcare field by... Read More

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    Quote from Fiona59
    Historically speaking nurses were camp followers. They followed the Armies through Europe and Asia. Enlisted men were not permitted to have "wives" accompany them overseas. Their "women" followed and camped outside the lines. If the husband/soldier died, she had to find a new protector. Their jobs were to nurse, launder, assist with food. Only sargents could have wives along. If the sargeant died, the Mrs. had to remarry pronto or become a follower. They were a hardy bunch.

    Oh, and their is an old British Army saying "Officers have ladies, Sargeants have wives, other ranks have women".

    Historically, nurses were priests and monks and the like, which were pretty much men. It's probably reality that both genders from the beginning of time functioned as nurses, however, the males probably received attention and notice as working in such nursing type of roles, b/c historically and culturally, men have been valued more, in general, than women.

    No I'm not extreme on gender rights. I'm pretty balanced and feel that both genders are good and necessary. I am very pleased, however, that my husband is male.

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    Quote from 79Tango
    Ive seen "Adult Film Star" listed on a Resume.. No joke. It was in Las Vegas so I chalked it up to the area and hit the "Print" button and fwded to HR. Of course they made up an excuse on why she couldnt even come in for an interview! I still wonder to this day if anyone hired her.

    So really, why in the world would you put that on a resume?
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    Males as nurses were common through the middle ages. They founded the first military hospitals during the crusades.

    Many of the first nursing homes, founded during the Reformation were run by married couples. And yes, back then the families complained about staff, funding, and care provided to their elderly.

    Men (usually religious orders) were there when the New World was colonized because let's face us, we females didn't get to travel with Raleigh, Columbus, de Gama. When it came down to the nitty grity nursing back home, it was performed by the poorer women of society.
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    I think i have studied something about "Dark ages of Nursing" during my first year in Foundations of nursing... was not all that found about the foundations, hehe, but i've done a quick wiki and heres -" Industrial class women took in work or went out to work. As nursing was not considered acceptable even to the industrial classes nurses were usually immoral, drunken, illiterate, and/or prostitutes. Nurses were considered to be the lowest level of human society. A decline in the quality of publick service for the sick was noticeable twoards the end of the middle ages.
    It took about 200 years for the public to recognize the need to pay for quality nursing care to restart vocational desirability."

    So i guess, this has been an age old discussion...
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    from samadams8
    It's the idea of being viewed as a sexual object, and how that relates to those many females that seek work in various professions. I can say that after having patients, doctors, and other nurses come on to me many times. Nurses can already get disrespected, and really have to set the limits, so they can function professionally in their roles as nurses.

    i guess thats something i too agree on...
    Last edit by RJmanuone on Jan 30, '13 : Reason: sorry i'm not getting the quote thing to work...
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    In this day and age, I find it so funny that being a dancer is something one would worry about. Ever been to a club/bar, gotten hammered, and had some less than desirable behavior? Think none of those could end up being your patients? Think that someone could have taken a picture and posted it online?
    What about that one night stand you had with that person you met at the bar/club when you were hammered, or heck, even a vengeful ex? They could take pictures/video without your knowledge, then share, and voila! Instant internet porn star.

    Whatever one does outside the hospital should have no effect on your licence or your job unless it is illegal. Just my two cents.
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    WOW this thread came back to life!
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    Quote from Jeweles26

    Whatever one does outside the hospital should have no effect on your licence or your job unless it is illegal. Just my two cents.
    I agree your personal life or what you do outside the hospital is no ones business. But from what I have experienced on the floor, gossip is the number one activity by 95% of the staff.
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    As to how the profession may act: topic was covered (sort of) here: http://allnurses.com/nursing-and-pro...ut-790577.html

    What does the stipulation " Good Moral Standing"

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