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  1. witnessing a DNR
    I wouldn't do this again. This sounds bizarre. Most doctors I have worked with talked to the family at length and then wrote the DNR with progress notes detailing the conversation with the family. ...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes
    This sounds like just a slight revision of our current system. This sounds to me like, again, it would only benefit the wealthy and college graduates with good jobs. The working poor who are not...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes
    This article outlines a study done on preventable deaths in the US and 18 other industrialized countries with data from the World Health Organization. The study was done for 1997-1998 and updated...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    I am not sure what you mean as my point was that Mississippi is the poorest state in the Union. I read something recently that said obesity has had a huge impact on their economy. They are 3rd in the...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. The flu shot making people sick
    Wow, where were all of you flu shot supporters when I was getting pummeled on one of the other threads!
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  6. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Thank you to our Canadian friends for coming here and offering your opinions on healthcare and assisting in our debate, even though as they say where I'm from, you don't have a dog in that hunt. ...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    If you don't want to pay taxes at all, well good luck with that. If it were up to me, I would prefer to take the taxes we already pay and instead of using all of that money to buy more "uniforms" we...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Sorry, CountyRat, we have been hashing out whether or not healthcare is a right for almost 3 weeks now, so the discussion has expanded a little from time to time. I believe that you are correct- ...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Thank you. I don't know if he has tried to purchase individual coverage, but I will ask. He has Addison's disease, so I don't think they can refuse him, but I'm not sure if that will make the...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    That post was not about the Affordable Healthcare Act, it was in response to your post about "negotiating". Many years ago, I was told that if you had a hospital bill, either with or without...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Wow, that's great. Your friend and daughter are very lucky. I worked with a Unit Secretary who was paid just a little over minimum wage and was in a car accident a few years ago. She was brought...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    They could afford the health insurance premium. It isn't offered where they work. They already pay taxes. They can afford premiums and taxes taken out, they cannot afford hundreds of dollars in cash...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    We already have free healthcare for the poor. Have for a long time. The Affordable Healthcare Act strives to provide healthcare for those who do not qualify for Medicaid, but cannot get private...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    It's not a choice I would ever want to make, but if I had to choose between temporary and possibly limited "paralysis" and permanent heart muscle damage or permanent heart failure, pulmonary fibrosis...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  15. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    Pesky CDC statistics. Did you work at "The Guillain Barre Center"? If so, my apologies. If not, then that statement is false. The CDC classifies healthcare workers as one of the specific sets of...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  16. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    First of all, you are saying that your physician wrote a note saying the flu vaccine was "contradicted" for you, when it is not? Wow. I hope most physicians would refuse to sign that note as it...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  17. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    Obviously, I'm a proponent of the flu vaccine. I guess it comes from years of nursing and seeing elderly and compromised people die from influenza. One who came as close to dying as a person can...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  18. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    It's true, you can sue for just about anything in this country, but you will be unlikely to ever get in front of a judge for the dismissal phase because unless you have money to waste, you will not...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  19. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    It does not stop. Ever. If it were the government mandating that all citizens have the flu shot, then I might agree with you, but it's not. It's an employer and they have the right. I suppose...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  20. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    I have voluntarily received a flu shot every year for the past 16 yrs, since I became a nurse. I am scheduled to receive this year's vaccination next week at work. I have not had the flu since I...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  21. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    I agree. There is also a huge misconception that all people who don't have health insurance are lazy, poor and unemployed. And I guess the rest are minorities and illegal aliens. Completely...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    I have, as well. It has definitely been tweaked a lot, as will the AHA. I think it may be a little unfair to criticize a program today for problems it had 18 yrs ago. The timeline also shows that...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    (BBM) No, no. Not so hard. It only took you 30 minutes. Me! Was lucky enough to be on it many years ago when I was a struggling single parent in nursing school. Not true no one was denied...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    The cost of healthcare has risen and is insane. This is one of the main reasons for the Affordable Healthcare Act. When everyone has coverage, it drives the cost down. The individual mandate would...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Thank you for this. Very well said.
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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