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  1. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    To be clear, the subject of the OP is transgendered. Let's not conflate it with homosexuality. Though, as the femme widow of an intersexed butch, I'm with youse guys.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    Indeed - say goodnight, Gracie.
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    @ Libby1987: I honestly don't get where you're coming from. I may be misreading your tone, but it seems to me that you feel that you're being attacked. Evidence has been presented that fears of...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    No ... it's not incumbent on staff to personally apologize for all incompetent care, but it probably increases the damage in this case to pretend that it never happened. It seems to me that it would...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    This is an example of the internal reality of a transgendered person who was spat on while riding a bus. It's edited for this thread ... I recommend reading the whole thing here: I Am Queer, I Am...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    @Overland1: not a psych nurse here, but I don't agree. It seems to me that staff's recognition that the behavior was abusive would be more therapeutic than not. An apology even more so. I'm...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    So people don't have a right to think about your opinion, decide that they don't agree with it and explain why? Sadly, this isn't the first time I've seen a claim that disagreement = "intellectual...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Survey for a desperate nursing student
    Posting a survey on Sunday for a paper due Monday? I don't believe this is a serious post.
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    Personally, I think people hold onto the opinions that get them through the night. Rationality has little to do with it. I don't care if a coworker thinks I'm an alien walk-in from the Andromeda...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    @RedKryptonite: you're spot on with your summary of some of the psychiatric risks faced by TG people. I like your approach, too: first do no harm. The question at hand is not whether the TG...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    I'm all for gender specific pronouns, actually. It's the assumption that there are only two "real" genders that's wrongheaded. And being TG is not just some twisted body mod fad either. Anyone who...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    @Conquerer: you have a good point. Here's the thing for me ... the behavior described by the OP is pretty much guaranteed to trigger badness in the target person. Thus, I often get stuck with having...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    I think all of us have some homework to do. Just about all of us who were raised in America were indoctrinated, to some extent, with the idea that strict heterosexuality is the natural healthy...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Nursing makes me hate fat people
    THIS is compassion.
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Black Humour
    I think many people conflate empathy with sympathy. It's the difference between feeling with and feeling for. Empathy identifies with the other and is the beginning of compassion. If I am...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Black Humour
    @lovinglife2015: Pomposity does not equal reverence. You certainly have a right to an opinion ... and I have a right to my opinion that your justification for castigating those who cope...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Black Humour
    @lovinglife2015, as well as the other poster that finds gallows humor so very deplorable: Compassion is the ability and the choice to accept others' defects because I know that it's only sheer...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Advocating for Geriatric Clients
    Yes? How can we help you?
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. higher standard
    There are those who believe that any worker of color must be sub-par because "affirmative action" and civil rights protections require that they not be held to the same standard as "normal" (code for...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. HIV needle stick
    Yes, you need to report the near miss, but from what you posted, your chances of infection are nil. explore the CDC website for more info on risk factors.
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. FLAME ON!
    Then there's the eternal duel over "orient" vs. "orientate".
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. To the nurse who held my hand
    Thank you.
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. NP replacing RNs in ER?
    Sounds like what happened when nurses had to take back the CNA role when primary nursing got turned into a scam to cut payrolls.
    Apr 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Most surprising/shocking/interesting thing you've seen
    @Nibbles1: been there, done that and kudos for staying with him. This is why I believe in terminal sedation as a last resort to relieve suffering.
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Opiate Use Among the Elderly
    Long term opioids can reach some pretty impressive dosages, for sure. Luckily, the amount required to overdose rises with tolerance. Seems like your lady is doing well, so I would consider her...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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