Medical staff during tsunami in Japan had to leave some patients behind.. | allnurses

Medical staff during tsunami in Japan had to leave some patients behind..

  1. 0 http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapc...?iref=obinsite

    what would you do in this situation?
  2. Visit  nvsmom profile page

    About nvsmom

    Joined May '09; Posts: 130; Likes: 21.

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  3. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    You can't blame people for saving themselves when they couldn't help others. It is a shame that these workers will most likely suffer from PTSD for the remainder of their lives when they did all that was humanly possible to save their patients.
    Crux1024, smily nurse, TonieRN, and 1 other like this.
  4. Visit  CAT-CNA profile page
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    wow that was sad, I don't know what I would do in that situation I'm just wondering why we are not doing more to help Japan.
  5. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Japan's culture does not view death as the end of everything - they do have a strong belief in the after-life. Studies have shown that people with a strong religious belief have less PTSD.

    That said, Japan is a wealthy nation. They are not wanting for food/clothes but rather they want due to the unavailability of people to get close to the reactor site. They need our prayers. However, would seriously doubt they need additional people.
    smily nurse likes this.
  6. Visit  mskate profile page
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    What would I do? I'd run for the roof. I care for people, but I am not going to sacrifice myself. If I am alive in the end, then I can help more people. If I were to die trying to be heroic, no one would benefit.
    OCNRN63, Crux1024, and OC_An Khe like this.
  7. Visit  smily nurse profile page
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Japan's culture does not view death as the end of everything - they do have a strong belief in the after-life. Studies have shown that people with a strong religious belief have less PTSD.

    That said, Japan is a wealthy nation. They are not wanting for food/clothes but rather they want due to the unavailability of people to get close to the reactor site. They need our prayers. However, would seriously doubt they need additional people.
    very nicely put.
  8. Visit  DedHedRN profile page
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    I would go to Japan tomorrow to help out if there was an organization that wanted newly licensed nurses to come help, but instead we are turned away and told we don't have enough experience.
    BeeSupporter and smily nurse like this.
  9. Visit  glutton4punishment profile page
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    You would not know what you would do until you were in this situation. Sad stuff.

    Fight or flight?
  10. Visit  Crux1024 profile page
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    My heart breaks for these people. What a horrible choice to have to make.
  11. Visit  nurse2033 profile page
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    I would do my best. It kind of puts missing lunch in perspective, thanks for posting.
    *Posh* likes this.
  12. Visit  Sarah G profile page
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    One of my former employer's plan of action for earthquake was to run outside & to help w/recovery afterward.
    mskate likes this.

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