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  1. Joe Hill

    Nurse Strike at MCP/Hahnemann???

    I for one will try to attend. I just want to thank you for taking a stand for our profession. Mandation is a form of slavery, economic slavery, but slavery none the less. I will see to it that all the Nurses at my facility become aware of the Rally. Thanks Again!
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    An Order of Spaghetti

    Geez, I had always been under the impression that the mediteranean diet helped prevent heart disease! :chuckle :chuckle
  3. Joe Hill

    Why Men Lie....

    Why Men Lie (Finally, a parable that explains it...) One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch off a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?" The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water. The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked. The woodcutter replied, "No." The Lord again went down and came up with a silver axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked. Again, the woodcutter replied, "No." The Lord went down again and came up with an iron axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked. The woodcutter replied, "Yes." The Lord was pleased with the man's honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happily. One day while he was walking with his wife along the riverbank, the woodcutter's wife fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?" "Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the water!" The Lord went down into the water and came up with Jennifer Lopez. "Is this your wife?" the Lord asked. "Yes," cried the woodcutter. The Lord was furious. "You cheat! That is an untruth!" The woodcutter replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I said 'No' to Jennifer Lopez, You will come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Then if I also say 'No' to her, You will thirdly come up with my wife, and I will say 'Yes,' and then all three will be given to me. But Lord, I am a poor man and I will not be able to take care of all three wives, so that's why I said Yes the first time." The moral of the story is whenever a man lies, it is for an honourable and useful reason..
  4. Joe Hill

    rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy

    oh well, they fixed it.
  5. Joe Hill

    how do we change nurses opinions on male nurses?

    It seems to me that you are saying that one must be a woman to be a REAL NURSE. First, in most hospitals day position openings are the exception, so most new Nurses begin their careers working evenings and nights not for the shift differential or the so called decreased work load (I never found this in any night position I ever worked). You also seem to be saying that no one should have advanced career goals. I wish more nurses would be interested in advancing their careers, then whole Profession would benefit. As far as pranks, I remember several woman in a CCU I worked in having mucomyst wars at 3AM. I never felt that distracted from their pt care. I also remember in the 70's the women who were moving into medicine being disparaged by the Docs and residents. They were only there to catch a husband (I heard this about women Nurses also) and would leave the profession when they became pregnant. As the father of three daughters, I only wish I had known enough to speak up then. What I have seen in my career is that most experienced Nurses have little desire to mentor new Nurses, be they women or men. Our profession has a tendency to devour our young. As a REAL NURSE you have the responsibility and a duty to be a role model to your new Nurses men or women. If you don't accept mentoring as part of your a REAL NURSE role then, sexism is alive and well in the practice of nursing in Twenty First Century America.
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    rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy

    look up to the rigth, allnurise.com provides this example to prove that the rscheearch at cmabrigde uinervtisy is rigth: new nurisng bookstore!
  7. Joe Hill

    This news STINKS! Calif ratios threatened...

    I couldn't agree with you more! Now let's start bringing our Profession around to this view. Organize, Organize, Organize!
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    how do we change nurses opinions on male nurses?

    First, let's be clear, I am a Man who has chosen Nursing as a profession. I do not allow fellow Nurses or Pts to prefix the label "Male". My credentials are the same as any other nurse. Second I do not allow other Nurses or Pts to think that I have nurses training. I have a nursing education. Dogs are trained. I suggest the first stategy to all men in Nursing, do not allow yourself to be labeled. And I suggest that all nurses support this. Also all nurses should be proud that they have an extensive education and demand that others recognize this also!
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    This news STINKS! Calif ratios threatened...

    I know it Stinks but it should not be a suprise in a country that's rapidly embracing the management ideals of worker behavior from the nineteenth century. This, let us not forget, of course impacts the Pt. Right to adequate treatment, but pts. and nurses are just widgets in the economics of the hospital factory. If the hospitals were serious about about staffing adequately they would have made beaten the deadline. But, for them, it's all about money and profits. Let us not forget that even now property rights trump individual rights!
  10. What you are saying is that you are pro union when it suits you. I myself would rather pay more money for items if my fellow workers are properly compensated no matter the job they do. Instead of working against these workers, you should be fighting for fully funded health benefits for yourself and your fellow nurses. If you care about your fellow Americans avoid shopping at Krogers, Giant, and Walmart until they adequately compensate their employees.
  11. Joe Hill

    Joy In Striking???

    First, let me say that no one votes for a strike in a playful manner. It is not a vacation. When people embark on a difficult enterprise, which is a strike, many gird themselves with exuberant displays. People going to war often display this behavior. A strike is a battle. Having no knowledge of your worksite and it's conditions I will guess that the three main points are: 1: Mandatory Overtime 2. Staffing Ratios 3 Fair Monetary Compensation Before you condemn your fellow workers, attend union meetings, such as labor/management meetings and the like to see what YOU are up against as a worker.
  12. Joe Hill

    The Origin of The Species

    How It All Began.... Well sort of....
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    rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy

    ____________________ ____________________ Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. amzanig huh? ____________________ ____________________
  14. In PA the Board of Nursing states that not accepting mandation will not put your license in jeopardy for PT abandonment.
  15. Check out the Haiku and Performance Art option at the Origami Boulder Company. :balloons: :balloons:
  16. Joe Hill

    Nurses and smoking

    Another Angel of Mercy...

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