Nursing Student Blog Lawsuit - page 2

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    In her blog postings, copies of which are attached to the suit, Yoder defends the right to bear arms and makes often caustic and profane observations on race, sex and religion, including diatribes against Christians and blacks.
    In another passage, Yoder describes how the nursing school is in downtown Louisville, adjoining an area "inhabited by humanoids who have an IQ of 10 and whose needs and actions are basically instinctive. As in, all they do is , eat, and kill each other,"
    Any guesses as to who she's talking about here?

    Feeling as she does, do you really think she could go on to give truly compassionate care to those she views as subhuman?

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    creative use of language, she was an army medic so probably has a track record of giving care to all kinds of people.
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    I am not going to comment about this particular case but I have to say that there is going to be a lot more of this sort of thing. These blogs are the cat out of bag to the zillioneth degree. You can come down on this one or that one but you can't stop a million. All through my nursing career I was told to "shut up" soooo often. It is the one thing about nursing I really hated. It is not that I like or approve of what people are saying, I just think the days of shutting people up are about over. Is it a good thing or bad? You know what I don't know.
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    Quote from greenbeanio
    Any guesses as to who she's talking about here?

    Feeling as she does, do you really think she could go on to give truly compassionate care to those she views as subhuman?
    Well, that's kind of irrelevant. You can't hold someone's view against them. Well you can in your head and with your mouth but we do have the freedom of speech.

    She also served and did her part to defend that right.

    By the way. She's talking about people that look like me... But... Hey... It's the FIRST amendment for a reason...
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    Quote from libnat
    creative use of language, she was an army medic so probably has a track record of giving care to all kinds of people.
    I don't care about how "creative" she is. She has a right to her opinions and she can state these opinions however she wishes on her myspace page. She crossed the line from free speech to violating her school's policy when she posted the diatribe about an identifiable patient.
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    According to the U of L honor code which she was required to sign she promised to "adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, accountability, confidentiality, and professionalism, in all my written work, spoken words, actions and interactions with patients, families, peers and faculty".

    In her written words she makes racist comments and observations and clearly has contempt for darn near everybody. Racism and contempt do not equal integrity or professionalism. Of course her views can be found in practicing nurses all over the country but at least they were smart enough to keep it secret until they were safe.
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    Quote from sharonh, rn
    according to the u of l honor code which she signed she was required to sign she promised to "adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, accountability, confidentiality, and professionalism, in all my written work, spoken words, actions and interactions with patients, families, peers and faculty".

    in her written words she makes racist comments and observations and clearly has contempt for darn near everybody. racism and contempt do not equal integrity or professionalism. of course her views can be found in practicing nurses all over the country but at least they were smart enough to keep it secret until they were safe.

    i can already see the argument.

    she wasn't interacting with patients, families, peers or faculty...
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    So identify her patient, can you?

    A women who had a baby and worked in the er. A women I was at a party with got drunk and hit her head. A women on her way to x got into a car wreck.
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    Quote from multicollinearity
    I don't care about how "creative" she is. She has a right to her opinions and she can state these opinions however she wishes on her myspace page. She crossed the line from free speech to violating her school's policy when she posted the diatribe about an identifiable patient.
    Is there a way I can read it if I don't have a myspace page?! TY.
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    Quote from Atheos
    I can already see the argument.

    She WASN'T interacting with patients, families, peers or faculty...

    It's a matter of interpretation so you're right it will be an argument.


    You read in "all my written words in conjuction with my spoken actions, interactions with patients, etc"


    I read in all my written words and in my spoken words and in my actions with patients and in my interactions, etc.

    See?
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