Yep...we did take an oath...but none of us took an oath to do that in any particular wat and none of us to an oath to do so even if it meant risk the lives of our families. Do you know the Nightingale Pledge? Read it lately? Let me help you out: "I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly to pass my life in purity and to practise my profession faithfully. I shall abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and shall not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I shall do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. I shall be loyal to my work and devoted towards the welfare of those committed to my care." The expectation is that we practice our profession faithfully...that we maintain and elevate the profession, keep confidences, and be devoted to the welfare of those committed to our care. Do you have ANY idea how many DIFFERENT ways there are to meet those expectations? ??? The pledge does NOT require you to forsake your family or ignore your own well being. Even the armed forces...where there is an expectation that your life MAY WELL BE ASKED OF YOU...will grant exceptions to prevent unreasonable risk and to protect the needs of your family. They're called dependency, hardship, and medical discharges. So to all the shamers....just stop.