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  1. Question for atheist nurses
    i love this part of your post... as i find it pertinent for each person to define their version of spirituality. more often than not, religion and spirituality are used interchangeably and for me,...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  2. Desperate for help with Gastroparesis pain mgmt
    seriously, i suspect the opioids are worsening his symptoms, as they further delay gastric emptying, delay gi motility, and can/do induce increased pain, n& v. we've used erythromycin with...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Can a nurse refuse to participate in a code?
    yes, it'd be highly unethical to disregard a pt's wishes, even if the nurse personally/morally disagrees with it. afterall, we ARE supposed to be their advocates. but it becomes much grayer if you...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is a slow code ethical?
    thanks for this. i too, have completely disregarded family wishes when i knew the pt's wishes, which were contrary. more often than not however, i have seen pts defer to what their family wants......
    May 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    it is evident (to me) that you are struggling... and hope you can forgive yourself, as that is when true healing will begin. in the meantime, i am confident your mom knows how much you loved her......
    May 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    i wish families understood this. that yes, even with a low bed, floor mats, bed alarms and continual supervision... that the self-determined pt IS going to walk, whether s/he is able to or not....
    May 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Question on swallowing precautions
    i can assure you there are many pts on fdg tubes who are not eligible to eat foods by mouth... unless one's intent was to cause serious harm or death. ;) also, fdg tubes do not prevent thirst, and...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  8. Question on swallowing precautions
    the bottom line is food is still considered a pleasure of life.... and is always preferable to a fdg tube. the pt still gets to satisfy this most basic need by tasting and swallowing her food. you...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  9. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    i think several posts may be overlapping, because of 2 separate continuums that we're referring to: nsg continuum - when residents refuse care, on one end of the spectrum are nurses who shrug...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Childhood Obesity
    i agree with all that carolinapooh has suggested. the biggest barrier i see however, is getting the parent(s) on board with this. more often than not, the parents themselves are obese and aren't...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  11. Cry for help: I don't think I can do this.
    i seriously believe your state of mind is the culmination of nsg school stressors. i felt as you do, right towards the very end when i wanted to walk away from it all. a loved one gave me a...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I think I might be a scary nurse
    i was fine after graduating, i.e., a healthy dose of anxiety but certainly not crippling. i *think* the "scary" ones are those who are completely cocky (vs confident). i wouldn't read too much...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What do you call this respiratory pattern?
    long time ago i noticed a similar pattern with a pt... and the dr seemed to think it had to do with the splitting of the s2 heart sounds. i don't understand it, just repeating what was told me. ...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story
    well yes...the specialty of parish nursing is the only specialty of our profession that would be conducive to addressing faith-based needs of a patient. here are a couple of links for the readers,...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  15. Life and Death
    it has been commonly expressed for a long time, that suicide is "selfish". i never, ever agreed or saw it that way. to call it selfish because the person does not think how their suicide will...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story
    oh gosh, i so agree. i too believe it is crossing a professional boundary when nurses do this... and seriously wish there were penalties for those who do. or, that the BON would consider that...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  17. When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story
    at this point, this is semantics as anyone could defensively assert that they only are conversing. ;) i have been privy to many bedside confessions. when a pt has shared with me that they are...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  18. Why are people uncomfortable talking about mental health?
    the above (my meds) is one of the major reasons i haven't returned to nsg... don't trust myself because a lot of my memory is shot and my mind is often discombobulated. be careful, sweetie.:inlove:...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  19. When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story
    ok, we are clearly not communicating, or, i am thick as poop... because for the life of me, i am not understanding how you can definitively deny a contradiction. again, a pt is in spiritual crisis,...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  20. End stage Alzheimer's
    how does anyone live 6+ months without eating and without a feeding tube? leslie
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Why are people uncomfortable talking about mental health?
    i *think* those well-meaning friends (who suggested ssdi) weren't/aren't aware of your capabilties at the time you spoke about it. that maybe (and only YOU could answer that) you wouldn't be able to...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  22. When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story
    how come you're quoting "motives", inferring that i must have used this word? (i didn't.) to answer your question, i believe in God...a divine source, supreme spirit, all that is...however one...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  23. When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story
    before i continue, why do you presume we may get "mad" at your selected scripture? i ask that most sincerely. speaking for myself, i do not get the least bit upset because the words are meaningless...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  24. Why are people uncomfortable talking about mental health?
    i believe people fear what they don't know or understand. and so, mental illness and death are 2 concepts that remain intimidating to most people. of course there are resultant offsprings of such a...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story
    i would guesstimate that 99.9% of your posts have included scripture. and so respectfully, i remain skeptical of the bolded (by me). i *think* it's an exclusive type of language that devout...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality


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