ob interview-but here's my problem - page 2

I'm a new grad, six months out of nursing school. i'm currently working on a 40 bed med/surg unit, and I'm miserable. I just received an email to schedule an interview for a neighboring hospital's ob... Read More

  1. by   BeccaznRN
    Quote from oramar
    I stand by my statement. I indicated in my response that I am totally comfortable with a nurse opting out of participating in this proceedure, no problem. However, above statement is pretty emotional and I have to ask if this person can keep from showing their disapproval to families. Circumcision is a proceedure that goes back thousands of years and has deep cultural and religious meaning to many different ethnic groups and religious groups. It is not enough just to say "it is their choice", as a nurse you must be able to avoid any signs of judgemental behavior. Not to be able to do so meets at least some of the criteria for fanatical behavior.
    Well said.
  2. by   hippiemama
    Honestly, I'm not fanatical about circ. It is strongly against my moral and ethical beliefs. I know many people who are much more strongly opposed and who you could certainly call "fanatical' about it. If I have a family who does decide to circ(and I live in a high circ area)I am more than happy to provide teaching and care. After all, its part of being a nurse, to provide the best care I can to everyone regardless of their decison, no matter how much I disagree with it. I just do not want to be a part of the acutal procedure. I care for patients every day whose lifestyles/choices/decisions I do not agree with, but do I treat them any differently? No, I dont. They deserve the same degree of care that everyone else receives. And to everyone else who responded, thank you for your advice. My interview is in two weeks, and I am looking forward to it!
  3. by   hippiemama
    oh, and the unit is L/D/R/P. all in one. it's s a very small hospital.
  4. by   oramar
    Quote from hippiemama
    Honestly, I'm not fanatical about circ. It is strongly against my moral and ethical beliefs. I know many people who are much more strongly opposed and who you could certainly call "fanatical' about it. If I have a family who does decide to circ(and I live in a high circ area)I am more than happy to provide teaching and care. After all, its part of being a nurse, to provide the best care I can to everyone regardless of their decison, no matter how much I disagree with it. I just do not want to be a part of the acutal procedure. I care for patients every day whose lifestyles/choices/decisions I do not agree with, but do I treat them any differently? No, I dont. They deserve the same degree of care that everyone else receives. And to everyone else who responded, thank you for your advice. My interview is in two weeks, and I am looking forward to it!
    Very well spoken, exactly what I wanted to hear, very professional.

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