A Call to Action from the Nationís Nurses in the Wake of Newtown - page 21
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Reposting from PSNA Communications email. Karen A Call to Action from the Nationís Nurses in the Wake of Newtown More Than 30 Nursing Organizations Call for Action in Wake of Newtown Tragedy (12/20/12) Like the rest... Read More
- 2Jan 10, '13 by PMFB-RNQuote from InfirmiereJolieI think the reason you are not getting the resonses you seek is entirely related to the condecending manner in which you write, the name calling you engage in and most of all people find it very upsetting when you simply make up something about them that isn't true. You have done it a number of times despite having been asked by several people to stop fabricating things about them you continued to do so. It is quite reasonable that people will get upset when you choose to fabricate things about the again and again.
I know some people on this site have priority and the others are not equal. Not all of our opinions are valued.
- 1Jan 11, '13 by Overland1Quote from PMFB-RNThank you!I think the reason you are not getting the resonses you seek is entirely related to the condecending manner in which you write, the name calling you engage in and most of all people find it very upsetting when you simply make up something about them that isn't true. You have done it a number of times despite having been asked by several people to stop fabricating things about them you continued to do so. It is quite reasonable that people will get upset when you choose to fabricate things about the again and again.
- 0Jan 11, '13 by herring_RN GuideTime to Act Now To Restore Our Ravaged Mental Healthcare System
by Deborah Burger RN
Registered nurses across the country mourn the loss of life marked by the shooting of innocents in Connecticut. This should be a clear wake up call for the White House, Congress, and state and local legislators to take action to address causes of the violence, including restoring the devastating cuts that have occurred to mental health services across the U.S. ...
Every day a massive tragedy is being played out on a smaller scale everyday in emergency rooms, in mental health facilities, and on the streets across our country, where, with sometimes devastating consequences, mental health is underfunded to a shocking, and sometimes deadly degree.
Members of National Nurses United, the nationís largest organization of nurses, say it is time to act with both short term and long term responses. It is incumbent on all of us to:
- Demand private healthcare systems reverse the pervasive cuts to mental health services, especially by profit-focused institutions which view mental health as an easy target for cuts because it is less profitable and has fewer public advocates.
- Increase federal, state and local funding of public mental health programs and public health clinics, which play a crucial role in identifying persons with potentially violent mental health problems.
- Require health insurance companies to provide full coverage for mental health services, and require parity in mental health coverage with other health services.
- Restore school nurses and counselors who are frequently a first target of school budget cuts.
- Challenge the stigma of mental health that undermines mental health programs and stigmatizes people needing mental health care, the overwhelming majority of whom are not violent.
- Guarantee health care for everyone, including mental health services, based on patient need, not ability to pay, as in improving and expanding Medicare to cover everyone....
- 2Jan 11, '13 by NRSKarenRN AdminNational AssociationSchool Nurses : NASN Responds to Connecticut School Shooting
School nurses serve as critical members of school crisis prevention and response teams. School nurses are caring and supportive professionals who help make the school a safe nurturing place for all students—the bedrock upon which academic success is built. School nurses have an integral role in emergency/disaster preparedness and are invaluable in any crisis response—assisting survivors, talking with distraught family members, helping school staff members, assessing gaps, making referrals and supporting the rebuilding. School nurses are not only instrumental in planning for an emergency and implementing the strategy, but are constants for students and school staff, remaining a steady safe haven in the aftermath of a disaster.
NASN's message on preparedness is not just in the wake of disasters, but always. As the school nurse's professional association, NASN makes national disaster preparedness resources readily available. We encourage every school nurse to develop the skills and expertise necessary for effective crisis and disaster planning, mitigation and response. We encourage all school nurses to visit the resource page for disaster preparedness links at http://www.nasn.org/ToolsResources/D...parednessLinks.
As school nurses, you safeguard our students in every way to keep them healthy,
in school and ready to learn. As the liaison between school personnel, family,
community and healthcare providers, you advocate for health care and a healthy
school environment. And to the school community, you are a non-negotiable
More than 30 leading organizations, including NASN, representing registered
nurses signed on to a Call to Action sent on December 20, 2012 to President Obama, congressional leaders, and leaders of both the National Governors Association and The United States Conference of Mayors that urges swift action to address factors that together will help prevent more senseless acts of violence in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 11, '13
- 3Jan 11, '13 by herring_RN GuideQuote from NRSKarenRNI think there should be a school nurse in every school.National AssociationSchool Nurses : NASN Responds to Connecticut School Shooting
A Call to Action from the Nation’s Nurses in the Wake of Newtown
More than 30 leading organizations, including NASN, representing registered
nurses signed on to a Call to Action sent on December 20, 2012 to President Obama, congressional leaders, and leaders of both the National Governors Association and The United States Conference of Mayors that urges swift action to address factors that together will help prevent more senseless acts of violence in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
- 1Jan 11, '13 by workingharderTo InfirmiereJolie,
What I've seen of these posts are disagreements with your position (and your writing style). Some of the posts were worded in, let's say, frank ways. I really, truly don't see much name calling or insulting remarks in the above list. I know, that's just my perception.
However. What I do wonder about is how you are going to handle adverse or abrupt disagreement when you enter into the real world of nursing. I will guarantee, you will receive far harsher verbiage in the workplace. There will be strong differences of opinion on the floor from Nurses, Techs, Management and Physicians, as well as Patients and Family. As a working nurse you will have to expect, accept and also embrace it.
You have strong opinions and the willingness to do research to back up those opinions. I salute you for that. I once had very set in stone opinions about certain ideas and ideals, but with the passing of years I've come to realize that the world has very few issues that are black and white. Most are shaded in gray.
Take the differing opinions as a sign that, perhaps others have logical reasoning on their side also.
Remember, the world is a dialogue, not a monologue.
I really do wish you well.
- 2Jan 11, '13 by NRSKarenRN AdminI have been trying to keep to keep this thread open for its an important topic: preventing gun violence, especially in the schools.
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