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Maybe not as a deterrant, but as a way of upholding the value of life. Through the death penalty we send the message that taking a life is the ultimate crime for which you will lose your own life.
I don't believe there is a "humane" way to kill a human being as a punishment.
Definitely a well explained view and no, never should we inflict on the perpetrator what the former perpetrated on another.
I feel like as you said, though, where do you draw the line. In that respect, it really shouldn't happen period.
Man if we didn't treat them so well maybe they'd be less likely to go rape someone's daughter?
Norway's prison system does have its critics at home, some of whom think it is too soft. Yet it is hard to argue that it does not work.
When criminals in Norway leave prison, they tend to stay out. Norway's recidivism rate of 20% is one of the lowest in the world. By contrast in the UK it's about 45%, while in the US more than 76% of prisoners are re-arrested within five years.
Whoa. I get that to an extent. Yet when you've got a convicted individual who has raped and killed young girls as so many death row inmates have, I don't think that wanting them to experience some pain is necessarily morally equal to what they did. I don't feel as though the perpetrator should experience severe pain at death, however. Once these individuals have reached the point of their execution, though, most of them have been through severe psychological pain and I think most have hit rock bottom and this to me, suffices. I don't think we should torture them at death.
I am a believer that if they truly killed someone, proven by significant evidence, then why not make them suffer, they made the person they killed suffer. Karma!
Either way the patient is overdosed on multiple drugs to make sure they die, painlessly which is unfortunate. I am a believer that if they truly killed someone, proven by significant evidence, then why not make them suffer, they made the person they killed suffer. Karma!
Well, he didn't say they produce "less urine," he said they don't produce urine while they sleep. I don't know what he meant, only what he allegedly said, but if she is quoting him correctly, he was being an idiot. Anyone who has worked the night shift with a patient with a foley knows that patients continue to make urine while sleeping. Less urine than during the day, more concentrated, sure, but they do continue to make urine. Especially if they are receiving IVF.
I worked in ICU and a resident was covering - patient's urine was low flow via catheter and I advised him - he told me "well, she's sleeping, you don't produce urine when you sleep!"
"Vaccines do more harm than good."
Its not just ridiculous its dangerous. People who believe this make my blood boil.
I hate to open Pandora's box, but nurses who say they aren't getting the flu vaccine, last time they got it they got the flu.
Is she the start of the urban legend of the nurse that gave two Vitamin B 6's since there was no B 12? At least I hope that is urban legend.
We do not have a pharmacy or ADU onsite, so meds for new admits are not delivered until after midnight, on NOC shift.
During a meeting we were told to "Hold" the meds that weren't available and document "waiting on pharmacy for delivery" and endorse the administration to NOC shift.
Well many of the nurses "borrow" the first dose from other patients. I feel uncomfortable doing this especially since we have a clear written policy against it, so I always hold the meds.
I was orienting a new grad and taught the new admit medication procedure to her. When she was on her own, she got a verbal warning for not administering a medication we didn't have.
I feel personally responsible and not sure if I should speak up or let it go.
From the WHO:
Double gloving in countries with a high prevalence of HBV,
HCV and HIV for long surgical procedures (>30 minutes), for
procedures with contact with large amounts of blood or body
fluids, for some high-risk orthopaedic procedures, is considered
an appropriate practice.
There is no direct evidence that additional glove protection worn by the surgical team reduces surgical site infections in patients, however the review has insufficient power for this outcome.
The addition of a second pair of surgical gloves significantly reduces perforations to innermost gloves. Triple gloving, knitted outer gloves and glove liners also significantly reduce perforations to the innermost glove.
Perforation indicator systems results in significantly more innermost glove perforations being detected during surgery.
It's a fact: studies indicate that double gloving reduces the risk of inner glove perforations by 71 percent over only single gloving.
And what if the outer and inner gloves come in different colors - say, a semi-transparent outer glove and a green inner glove? That would allow any tears to the outer glove to be readily visible.
I heard they allow up to a year maternity leave. Macawake can you weigh in??
Some friends of ours were vacationing in Sweden, and their son was hit by a car. They said the Swedish medical system was the best they had ever experienced. Their daughter just got her MD here in the US and has matched for her residency in my city. She says she was inspired by the Swedish medical care her brother received!
Are you from the UK? I thought I read that in one of your posts before.
Dilaudid is given during procedure many times as well. I'd say the typical single dose of the drug is 0.5mg (during THIS procedure) and goes in increments of 0.5mg (0.25 mg is lowest dose). The friend admitted to doing this every 6 mins for the pt bc she "thought" she needed it. Friend was educated on the severity of their actions and the purpose of the PCA. I won't go into specifics but the results of her actions extended the pts recovery time significantly as a result of the reversal.
The dose was given over the 3 hrs so the pump functioned correctly. All of this made my jaw drop!
They said that the friend was pressing the button every 6 minutes, not that the PCA was set to every 6 minutes.
I realize that, but the PCA should be set to lock out the button once a safe maximum dose has been reached, and in this case that was clearly set WAY to high!!
Lol no this was the standard PCA dose used daily throughout the hospital. Lockout is 2mg an hour.
No one asked for my 0.02 but since I'm an opinionated ****, here they are.
Junior Nel's contribution to the thread in a nutshell. What were you saying about critical thinking?
Keep bringing on the stupidity. It is so easy to refute.
Geez. This is why this thread is so much fun!
See, you keep me laughing!!!!
True racism, or discrimination, occurs over things a person cannot change, and did not choose such as skin color, ethnicity, sexual oriention, country of origin.
How long do you think this thread will stay open, before it is shut down, for the same reasons as the last?
Oh what have we here, a derogatory racist remark involving the color of someone's skin? Do you call Obama Cocoa Castro? Sounds racist AF doesn't it? This is why racism still exists, because of comments like yours. This is by far the most racist comment I've seen in this entire thread; and you MEANT it.
Herring_RN, I'm so very sorry that happened to you!
(Obviously my "like" for your post is meant as support, not "liking" the story).
It's sad when police officers do that. First of all it's a poor interviewing and interrogation strategy to ask leading questions like that, and yes, it also shows bias.
So many posts to respond to, so little time. So here's a random selection...
.....is also different than judging someone on behavior and making public statements re: the "interpretation" of said behavior. The problem arises when the "interpretation" is wrong.
I also find being a racist to "certainly not be an appealing trait" (to put in mildly!) but at the same time I don't think it is right to publicly call someone that based on "interpretation" because I find it to be a serious accusation.
You are correct that racism is not always overt, it those situations yes it may be obvious. But it is the covert ones that we need to be careful not to judge and callout as racist unless we know for sure.
You don't know why someone crosses the street, gets fired or doesn't get the job, so are we just to let bad employees stay, or hire unqualified employees just because of the color of their skin, You want a MD to be your Doc if he only got into medical school and/or the job because of the color of his skin.
The point re: the ma'am statement was that you interpreted/assumed I am female, how do you know that is true or not true. (Its not semantics)
What if that person who crossed the street was a woman and was raped or beat up by a young black man in the past? Her fear is irrational? What if the person who is crossing has a destination that was on the other side of the street, would it be ok to cross the street then? What if the young black man was an evangelist or street vendor and they just didn't want to engage them and "find Jesus"? So now I can't cross the street even if that's where I need to go, just because there is a black person coming? I have to wait to prove that I'm not racist or fearful, because if I cross, FOR WHATEVER REASON, I am automatically racist?
All of those examples that you provided could ABSOLUTELY be racism, or they could be ABSOLUTELY be nothing at all. Maybe the hispanic applicants were not the best qualified, maybe HR was a bigot. WE DON'T KNOW, but we can't just chalk it up to RACE every single time, because it may not be. I want you to answer these questions.
I'm still traveling. I drove along the Cali-Mexico border through Arizona. I couldn't help but notice the mountain divide between the countries. So after the Mexican migrant hopefuls cross the mountains, they will encounter a piddly little wall and that is supposed to stop them from crossing? After crossing MOUNTAINS? I doubt the idiotic Trump wall will be MOUNTAIN-SIZED. There is also border patrol just about every mile of fencing (and there always has been every since Clinton and Bush days).
I spent the day near a Navajo Indian reservation on the fourth of July. I didn't exactly plan that, but I found a beautiful Air bnb that I couldn't pass up, and I took my boy to a nearby park where he played with 3 Navajo children for 2 hours while I chatted with their grandmother. We talked about so many subjects behind those vast mountains, I forgot all about race and politics, and it reminded me what Martin Luther King's speech really meant, and the dream that he had.
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