Quote from NursingAgainstdaOdds
I'd tell my boys to hit the road and I would stay and work.
At least, hypothetically. In a real situation, where I'd be afraid for the safety of my family and I, I just hope I would live up to my expectations of myself. Everyone has a unique situation, and I respect the decisions one is forced to make in those circumstances. I'm very thankful never to have been faced with such a situation. We're people just like everyone else, and "just" getting yourself and your family through such an ordeal in one piece is an act of bravery. I wish that "RN" made me a superhero, but I'm certain it did not. When our health and safety are on the line, the only people that can make that decision is us. I would hope we may live with those decisions without being judged harshly by others, and without making judgments on ourselves.
Very well said. I'm right there with you.........I would more than likely tell my husband to take the family and pets to safer ground, and I'd stay at my building taking care of our residents, regardless of any personal risk. It's expected of me as a manager, but I also expect it of myself---these people are frail and cannot rescue themselves, so it's my duty to assist with rescuing them.
Besides, when you get right down to where the cheese binds, I've lived a good life and done most of what I set out to do, and if something were to happen to me in the course of a hurricane, earthquake, fire, bombing or other catastrophe, it would be OK. Better me than my kids or grandkids, I say, and I'd rather die in the process of trying to save someone than live with myself if they came to harm because I wasn't there.:stone