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Asystole RN BSN, RN

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Asystole RN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Vascular Access, Infusion Therapy.

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  1. Xenophobia and the racist stereotypes of “dirtiness” "News of the coronavirus is amplifying a specific form of bigotry, called sinophobia — hostility against China, its people, people of Chinese descent, or Chinese culture. “Historically, in both popular and scientific discourse, contagious disease has often been linked, in a blanket way, to population groups thought to be ‘outsiders,’” he said. He points out that similar narratives were portrayed against Haitian immigrants in the early days of the HIV epidemic in America, as they were the only group singled out as “high risk” because of their nationality. In trying to explain part of this dynamic, Chowkwanyun says, “In general, when there is a zeitgeist of racial backlash and xenophobia, it drips down into medical discourse. Given the tensions between the [US] and China now, it’s not surprising to see that happening with coronavirus.” https://www.vox.com/2020/2/7/21126758/coronavirus-xenophobia-racism-china-asians There are a variety of theories of where the virus came from and how humans were affected but there is no definitive link yet. There is some information, some correlation, but no causation. So someone has seen a small part of China on a short trip and saw a few foreign cultural practices and now has jumped to the unsupported conclusion that those practices caused Coronavirus. Nice. OP doesn't discuss the hygiene of stadium bathrooms, OP doesn't discuss the food practices of Tenessee where there is a law defending the rights of Tenesseans to eat roadkill https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1999-03-14-9903140236-story.html. We don't discuss Detroit, we don't discuss the sanitation on U.S. reservations. Nope, China is dirty and disgusting based off a very limited and very targeted trip and thus there is no surprise dirty and disgusting Chinese are responsible for disease. Leading with fear, xenophobia, and lightly veiled racism.
  2. I’m sorry you think calling out blatant racism and xenophobia is “offensive culture” but racism just isn’t acceptable anymore. What does meat preparation in open air markets have to do with Coronavirus? There is no substantiated link and open air markets are common throughout the world, not just China...and that’s a fact. Do you think the Chinese eat live rats? Do you think that is their culture? Do you think Chinese food is made of pet dogs and cats too? I have seen videos of American women drinking urine and eating feces, is that normal behavior? Is that the American culture? Nothing you or what the OP mentioned has anything whatsoever to do with Coronavirus and are excuses to differentiate and discriminate against the Chinese due to xenophobia.
  3. This article reeks of xenophobia and lightly veiled racism. Coronavirus was first identified in China so the Chinese must have done something to cause it. Chinese culture is different from western culture so those differences must have caused it. Not dissimilar to the hype that blamed HIV on homosexuals or the patently racist MSG hype around Chinese restaurants. The fact is little is actually known about the origins of the virus, it is far too early to make any claims. OMG, you saw someone eat a whole fish with a head and scales and everything!?!?! Pretty damn common practice in Northern Michigan. "The overall attitude though is not one of cleanliness and sanitation." Based on what? This is different from who exactly? Ever been to a Broncos game? Blaming this on Chinese culture with literally ZERO evidence is the height of xenophobia and racism.
  4. I am guessing there might be some exceptions.
  5. I have learned that demonstrating the sexual security and confidence to wear and do things that are not considered traditionally masculine is the ultimate form of masculinity. A good example is the father allowing his daughter to paint his nails. It is like catnip for women. Be secure in whatever your sexual identity is and be confident in yourself, nothing else matters.
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    Gender Equality is a MYTH in Nursing in India.

    International threads and debate are sorely needed in AllNurses, I applaud your article. A mentor of mine was a former female Indian Military registered nurse. She was telling me that she had nursing assistants with her at all times, including driving her home and even cooking and cleaning for her. She had not passed a med until she came to the United States since her assistants did all of the "physical" work.
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    Doctorate in Nursing or Health?

    Looking into her profile she has a BSN and a Masters of Science in Nutrition.
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    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    33 states provide funding for abortions under Medicaid, 4 include fetal impairment. Tax dollars do most definitely fund abortions and abortion providing institutions.
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    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    I could be because there was just a major issue over Title X funding for Planned Parenthood and a restriction from recipients of that federal money referring and conducting abortions causing Planned Parenthood to refuse that federal funding.
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    Does any of the following apply to the family? private employers with at least 15 employees state governments and their political subdivisions and agencies the federal government employment agencies labor organizations, and joint labor-management committees and other training programs
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    Doctorate in Nursing or Health?

    LPN with a masters? Why not work as a registered nurse for a little bit to see which area you would want to get a doctorate in?
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    Just Say “NO” to Nurse Staffing Laws

    Ideally ANA would like staffing to be in the care and control of floor nurses which is why their ideal staffing work centers around the use of staffing committees. This does not have to be in opposition to mandatory minimum staffing requirements, which ANA does support but does not think is ideal or the only intervention. States like Oregon and Washington, among others, have already established some sort of committee based staffing requirements. Personally though, I think we need to focus on fixing the PPS reimbursement related to staffing so that hospitals can bill for nursing time. If a hospital was paid for actual nursing time we would see a drastic and organic change in staffing. If they were as incentivized to increase staffing as they have been deincentized with current legislation we would see 17 nurses per patient being the norm.
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    The Above and Beyond question in an interview

    You are approaching this question very linearly and literally. This is considered a softball question allowing you to highlight a strength that was not already covered. You should have a relatively simple but good example of what you did beyond the basics. Lets say your strength is time management and you have not discussed that already. You could say that you have a strong sense of time management supported by long experience honed strategies that support that sense. What you did to go above and beyond was to share those strategies with your colleagues and work with a manager to help develop unit based strategies taking a core element from your personally developed strategies. Personally I like the harder questions like; How many ping pong balls would fill a limousine? What was the size of the hot dog market in 2018? If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be and why? You are going to open hospitals in Africa, what 3 countries would you open them in and why?
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    Just Say “NO” to Nurse Staffing Laws

    Since each mandated ratio bill is unique and ANA's response to each has been unique, which specific response are you referring to? This is their general federal statement on staffing laws, what about it is bad? (Bold highlight added since it relates to your request) ANA supports a legislative model in which nurses are empowered to create staffing plans specific to each unit. This approach aids in establishing staffing levels that are flexible and account for changes including: intensity of patient's needs, the number of admissions, discharges, and transfers during a shift, level of experience of nursing staff, layout of the unit, and availability of resources (e.g., ancillary staff, technology). Establishing minimum, upwardly adjustable staffing levels in statute will also help the committee in achieving safe and appropriate staffing plans. Source: https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nurse-staffing/nurse-staffing-advocacy/
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    Just Say “NO” to Nurse Staffing Laws

    You can thank a combination of the PPS, HIPAA, and ACA bills for this trend...not the hospitals. The hospitals have only reacted to these bills that have intentionally moved healthcare this direction.
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    New Ohio law would let families put cameras in nursing home rooms

    I understand your concerns and fervor and congratulate and salute your efforts but broad sweeping disparaging comments are not helpful. These professionals all want to support and protect their patients, they would not be nurses and they would not be in this thread otherwise. What is disagreed upon is how one should protect their patients.

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