I am just curious about something...when I worked as a patient technician in OR/PACU, I remember sitting around chit chatting with some of the nurses and one nurse was talking about the worst surgery she had ever been on was a D&C for an ectopic pregnancy and the procedure therafter. She said after that surgery, she would never ever agree to scrub in on one of those ever again. I know that in the case of that patient, it was life or death and there was no choice...but it got me thinking...what if it was an elective procedure to terminate a pregnancy? I don't think I would be able to be a part of that. One way I am going to try and make sure I don't have to be put in that situation would be to get on with a Catholic hospital or Baptist hospital...but I am wondering, when it comes to something like that does an OR nurse really have a choice?
BTW, I'm not a nurse yet but my interests lie in OR. I'm not a 'bible thumper' and I am not even a role-model Christian...but something like that, I wouldn't be able to handle.