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  1. Her Gofundme is up to $73,000+. https://www.gofundme.com/f/radonda-vaught
  2. In case it's useful to you, here is some background info on the legal aspect of your question. Good luck. https://vaxopedia.org/2018/09/25/how-can-i-get-vaccinated-if-my-parents-are-anti-vaccine/
  3. The title of this post does not make sense. Did you mean to say hospitals could NOT care less about your safety?
  4. Semolina

    Shout Out to the Nurses Taking Care of Post 9/11 Patients

    Thank you very much for this excellent article. I don't want to put personal medical details online, but I can say with certainty that the WTC Health Program does a good job and yes -- nurses rock.
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    THANK YOU, to the staff, mods, and admins....

    I would like to offer my condolences to all of those who work for AN -- mods, admins, office workers, everyone. I also laud their commitment and professionalism during what must be an extraordinarily difficult time. I'm not a frequent visitor to this site (I'm not a nurse). Nonetheless, I have appreciated the opportunity to ask a few questions, and to read about topics that interest me. It is very apparent that AN is important to the nursing community. You are all a class act, and I wish I could give you a big hug.
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    It's Bash-a-Nurse Day in the media.

    Are you saying that a Gallup poll result and and an assortment of internet comments about a news story (on Yahoo, no less) are comparable? Isn't it axiomatic that internet comments on news sites (with some exceptions) tend toward the idiotic? Here's the most recent Gallup result I can find: Americans Rate Nurses Highest on Honesty, Ethical Standards I'm reasonably certain Gallup did not collect these results by inviting random anonymous people to comment online.
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    Ethics question.

    Nurse Eye Roll has a statement on her site. She describes herself as a "paid independently (sic) contractor" for one company. Disclaimers + Policies | Nurse Eye Roll
  8. I am so glad he spoke up about the ridiculous reactions of the governors of New York and New Jersey. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/26/nyregion/craig-spencer-new-york-ebola-doctor-speaks-out.html?action=click&contentCollection=Health&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=Blogs
  9. Semolina

    Family outraged when NY Med broadcasts father's death

    Isn't this the same hospital that fired Katie Duke for posting a photo of an empty trauma room? ‘NY Med' star talks getting fired for posting photo of trauma room - NY Daily News
  10. Semolina

    Family outraged when NY Med broadcasts father's death

    Here's a discussion of the lawsuit from a blog done by New York Law School (this was written in March, 2013, when the suit was filed. Reality TV Invades the Hospital Room - Legal As She Is Spoke I am neither a lawyer nor a medical professional, but I am shocked that any hospital would allow filming without informing the patient and family. It's not like these people agreed to participate and later changed their minds. They had absolutely no choice in the matter. This is not a new story -- the New York Daily News covered the suit when it was filed in 2013. I'm not aware of any public outcry against the TV show or the hospital -- perhaps reality TV is so much a part of life nowadays that no one cares. Widow sues ABC for airing footage of husband's death - NY Daily News
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    Why are hospital television documentaries okay?

    Thanks -- I didn't see that.
  12. Semolina

    Why are hospital television documentaries okay?

    An interesting story about a patient who, while not clearly pictured or identified by name, was recognizable to his family and friends on NY Med. He had been taken to the hospital after being hit by a truck. The patient speaks (shortly before he died) and his wife and a friend recognized his voice. Neither the patient nor his family had given consent for filming or broadcast. The family was distressed and took legal action. The patient had a son who is a doctor and a daughter-in-law who is a medical ethicist, by the way. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/nyregion/dying-in-the-er-and-on-tv-without-his-familys-consent.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  13. Semolina

    Five Ways to Convince Patients they Need Flu Shots

    I found this interesting. Get Your Flu Shot Anyway, Despite Genetic "Drift" - Forbes
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    A Day In the Life of a Rehab CNA

    Wow. Just wow. The CNAs were my heroes when my family member was in rehab and later in LTC. They were so kind, so competent, so understanding. I don't know if everyone appreciates their work, but I certainly did. Thanks for your article -- you communicate very well.
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    Five Ways to Convince Patients they Need Flu Shots

    I'm curious as to why you think flu vaccine shouldn't be distributed to the general public as it currently is. Most of us have some contact with people who might be greatly harmed by the flu. I have a friend with an immune disorder, a friend with serious lung disease, and other friends who are very old. In the past, I had one parent undergoing chemotherapy and another parent in LTC. Is it not better for them if I don't get the flu? My info is purely anecdotal, but I've only known one person who had serious reaction to flu vaccine. Most people who get it are just fine. Even though the vaccine isn't 100 percent effective, aren't we all better off if fewer people are spreading a serious disease? Full disclosure -- I'm not a nurse; I've never been forced to get a flu shot and probably never will be. I do understand that people don't like being coerced into doing anything. I wouldn't like it either, just as a matter of principle. But outside of that, I don't understand why this is even a question.
  16. Semolina

    Five Ways to Convince Patients they Need Flu Shots

    Wait, what? So vaccines are useless if they don't totally (or largely) eliminate the disease globally? My definition of flu vaccine "working" is this: it reduces the likelihood of my being infected by the strains of flu the vaccine covers. As I understand it, the flu virus mutates so it is impossible to predict precisely what strains I might encounter. So when I get the vaccine, I am improving the odds of my having a healthy winter. I am not getting (or expecting) a guarantee. Isn't "improving the odds" what a lot of health measures do?

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