Works2xs

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  1. Take action, or not?

    Good point, and good info. I'm in some definate need for spending a bit of shoe leather figuring who relates to whom and what political influences are at play in the workplace. Thanks.
  2. Take action, or not?

    Well, I'm in that Thanks for your feedback!
  3. Take action, or not?

    I'm currently struggling with a bit of a dilemma. There's a particular doctor (I work in the OR) who seems to think it's perfectly acceptable for him to walk up to various female nurses and kiss them. I'm not talking about the cheek-to-cheek air smoo...
  4. Posters that are not nurses

    In a "General" forum, any post is an invitation to others to make comments. Perhaps there should be a "vent" forum for folks to empty their proverbial spleens with some expectation of NOT soliciting opposing views. [sidebar: I really don't advocat...
  5. Posters that are not nurses

    Yes, folks get on here to vent. However, there are many "vent" threads that are humansituations that just happen to occur in a nurse setting. Even though the setting brings a definite context, it doesn't necessarily lock every other point of view ou...
  6. Patient Modesty

    Hmmm. Just in the short span of time that I've worked in the OR, I've had several occasions to witness patient concern regarding modesty. This has ranged from the Muslim woman asking for an all female surgical team to the middle-aged housewife who ju...
  7. The Circumcision Discussion

    The idea of having circumcision as an item in the arsenal for fending off HIV infection rates in high rate areas is tempting. However, I think some fairly big problems would have to be wrestled with before getting aggressive about putting this out th...
  8. The Circumcision Discussion

    Seems odd that the most vociferous voices against circumcision seem to ignore these non-trivial health impacts. Having undergone the procedure in my infancy, I can say that just for the reasons noted above, I'm glad it was done. Also, since these iss...
  9. medical marijuana

    Why would you want to approve the use of a drug that can be grown for free when you can force suffering people to pay thousands of dollars a year for an alternative? It certainly would be a shame to reduce a cost burden for someone already coping wit...
  10. "H.R.6420 Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on certain medical care providers that fail to provide a minimum level of charity medical care, and for other purposes." I think that without the full text of t...
  11. What's special about male nurses?

    Change the question. Imagine for a moment that nursing was a male-dominant profession. What benefit would there be in bringing in more females? Broader insight to the people being served? Different priorities? Different approaches to interpersonal re...
  12. The Great Double Standard?

    Every time I see this sort of thread open up, there is always opinion on what amounts to two different subjects. Subject one: What the patient wants - yea, verily. If a patient is more comfortable with a nurse of the same sex, then by all means, acco...
  13. Has this happened to anyone else?

    First time I had an MRI, it didn't bother me. However, a few years ago I had to have one and I was totally freaked. Had to reschedule and have it done under sedation. Don't know if I was more embarassed about having to be gorked out to have the test ...
  14. Nursing school was hard. Demanding. And ultimately a great experience. If it were easy, then completing it wouldn't have been much of an accomplishment. Add to that the great people that I met while in school and still have the blessings of their con...
  15. Critical Thinking Skills as a nurse?

    What I've noticed about "critical thinking" is that it's a skill most adults have been using in one capacity or another for some time. What throws people is putting putting a name to it. For some reason, it freaks people out. Equally strange is the w...