Nurses are the real heroes ? - page 2

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I just posted the following photo on our allnurses.com Facebook page... and someone left the following message: Do you agree?... Read More


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    No person who calls them self a hero is a hero. Heroes are the thankless population that do what others would not or could not do in the most dire of times and circumstances. At least that is how I see it. If you classifies nurses as a whole in that group, than go right ahead.
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    "although our pastors...wouldn't speak to us"

    wow.

    the nurses who worked through the early years of the hiv outbreak and took care of aids patients were heroes by any reasonable definition. but what about taking care of patients infected with hepatitis, virulent strains of influenza, and other terrible, easily-transmissible, difficult or impossible to treat transmissible illnesses? how about dealing with patients who cough sputum all over you?

    how about the medical personnel who deal with diseases such as ebola?

    nurses spend a lot of time one sharp-stick away from a terrible outcome. that they show up to work each day is heroic.
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    Quote from minnymi
    i agree, but i don't consider police officers or even our current military to be my hero either.
    some people consider their mother, father, or grandparent to be their hero.
    anyone CAN be a hero, but to declare an entire profession is a little egotistical IMO.

    Excuse me...current military? Ok, I get it if you don't consider the military to be your hero, that's your prerogative. But, the current military has taken the same oath to defend freedom as any other military you may be referring to. I take offense to your comment as I, and my sister, have recently served in the military and my husband is currently serving.
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    i don't know that i would consider anyone doing something self serving (such as working for a paycheck) to be a "hero."

    if a regular guy walking down the street jumps in and stops a gun toting robber from holding up a bank....he is risking his life and getting nothing in return. that would be a hero IMO. if a security guard who is working for a paycheck does the same thing then he is a security guard doing his job....not quite a hero.
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    I wonder if the guy who made this comment would think otherwise if a nurse worked for 20 minutes doing CPR on his child and as a result the child lived? Heroes are in the eye of the beholder, my gramma is my hero and she is none of things listed!
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    Quote from jcgrund
    Excuse me...current military? Ok, I get it if you don't consider the military to be your hero, that's your prerogative. But, the current military has taken the same oath to defend freedom as any other military you may be referring to. I take offense to your comment as I, and my sister, have recently served in the military and my husband is currently serving.
    the current military are not heroes to me. that's correct.

    maybe they are heroes to the women in iraq. i don't know. i can't speak for others.

    as i said previously, i don't consider anyone doing a job for a paycheck to be heroic. they are doing a job. a job and a paycheck are self serving...not selfless. heroes are totally selfless. that's my opinion.
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    Ok, here's the deal...the folks in the military do what they are ordered to do. Just because you don't agree with the politics of a specific war, it doesn't mean that those same people have not taken an oath to defend the freedom of the country. The men and women serving in the military today are no less defending freedom than whatever you meant by "not current" military.
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    "Nurses are great but they aren't heroes. Heroes rush into life threatening situations without regard for their own safety."

    life threatening situations eh? guess codes deal with non life threatening situations

    "Heroes wear dog tags or badges."

    I am required by my employer to wear an ID badge

    "That's right, heroes include the members of our military, police officers, firefighters and EMTs. Drs and Nurses are after the fact and provide care from a position of safety."

    how non heroic of us...

    "They are not heroes!"

    if you say so... how many lives has this dude saved?
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    speaking for myself, no, i do not consider nurses heroes.
    we are merely (and humbly) doing our jobs.
    and i too, consider it a tad presumptuous if a nurse boasts about saving lives.
    do we ever boast when a pt dies or is gravely injured, because we messed up (for whatever reason)?

    that said, i will forever be proud to be a nurse who has always aspired to the highest standards of care.
    but a hero???
    heck no, not at all.
    yet it will never negate the admiration that i have for nurses and nursing, because it is a noble profession.
    and for that, i am most grateful.

    leslie
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    Quote from jcgrund
    Ok, here's the deal...the folks in the military do what they are ordered to do.
    exactly. they do what they are ORDERED (and compensated) to do....regardless of whether or not they agree that what they are doing is right.

    a hero typically defends someone he/she believes is being hurt, wronged, or in harm's way...they believe what they are doing is right....AND they aren't compensated for it. their motive is not self serving in any way.
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