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  1. How have you expressed your displeasure about their choice? Are you questioning why they have not been terminated yet?
  2. lMCRN

    Unvaccinated: Indefensible

    The choice to not take the COVID vaccine I feel is not defendable. The facts are that 99% of hospitalizations/deaths due to COVID are unvaccinated patients currently. This has caused a more severe strain on a already extremely stressed hospital staff, shortage of equipment and services, injury and death from other causes due to delay of care and suffering of everyone involved in the hospitalized COVID patient among other issues. Virologists report delta and other strains are accelerated and created due to the numbers of unvaccinated people in the US. The fact that vaccination rates have only increased about 20% since July with the information available is appalling, while there are 130k new infections daily in the US. This should not be a personal or individual choice and appears due to unfounded anxiety, medical or religious exception and or politics.
  3. I get the basics- the radical left is trying to take our freedom and turn us into obedient sheep. But, there are a couple parts of the anti-vax narrative I am having trouble following: 1- The role of the doctors. Actual doctors are overwhelmingly pushing for vaccinations. is it because they have been duped, or are they in on the con? From the anti-vax viewpoint, are they part of the liberal agenda to subjugate all Americans? Really weird, because doctors are as politically split as the rest of the country. Plenty of conservative republican doctors. Why can't they see this power grab? 2- The Flu. Somehow the fact that flu is way down is being used as part of the narrative. I am completely missing this. Obviously with masks and precautions flu is down. But, somehow, this is being used as proof of something, and I don't get it. Serious questions. I won't debate anybody here. I really want to understand how these two things fir in.
  4. grammieRN

    Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    I remember being taught in nursing school the rights of medication administration - Right patient Right medication Right dose Right route Right time Right documentation Right situation Right place RIGHT TO REFUSE. I also remember my nursing instructor stressing how important number 9 is and that we as nurses have a duty to ensure that the right to refuse any medical care or medication is honored and upheld. To advocate for our patients and protect them. Protect them from what you may ask? To protect them from other medical professionals and “people” who think they can bully, manipulate, control and dominate any patient to force a medication, procedure or any type of medical care. And wouldn’t you know that this RIGHT to refuse has been what I have had to defend more than anything? As an RN of more than a decade, I will forever support the right to choose and also the right to REFUSE any form of medical care. I can’t believe anyone feels that mandates of any form of medicine or medical practice or procedure is acceptable. Even more shocked that some nurses and NURSE LEADERS feel this is acceptable after a career of fighting for, defending and advocating for our patients rights. Forced healthcare is NOT healthcare and I stand for the freedom this country was founded on. I have stood for my patients right to choose. And now that nurses and other healthcare workers rights are being threatened, I stand for their right to choose as well. COERCION is not CONSENT.
  5. AmandaBeaverhausen

    How long am I contagious when vaccinated?

    Just a question, how long am I contagious, as a vaccinated person? I was tested and found Covid positive Friday night. Started experiencing cold-like symptoms Wednesday. Think I was exposed the previous Saturday night at work. If it's 10 days of quarantine, am I off it on Tuesday? I'm waiting to hear from work, school and I guess the city regarding tracing and other details. Am new to all of this. Any experiences are helpful and appreciated ❤
  6. Jedrnurse

    So, It's Come To This...

    ...unvaccinated status as a selling point for recruiting nurses. Wow.
  7. jive turkey

    President's New Mandates For Everyone

    It's not just health care workers anymore. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-order-federal-workers-vaccinated-strategy-combat-delta/story?id=79905030 Cheers? Boos? I am down for the testing. I wish it were before each shift rather than just weekly.
  8. It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble it’s what you know for sure that just ain't so - Humorist Josh Billings Information and Misinformation are Circulated at a Very Fast Pace How do we decide what to believe and what not to believe? And once we form an opinion, how likely is it that we’ll change our minds? We’re all subject to emotionally based reasoning, biases and faulty reasoning. When we make a decision, such as whether or not to vaccinate, we evaluate a barrage of information through our individual filters. Misinformation Manipulates There's a great cost to misinformation- a cost to society and therefore a cost to each of us. Manipulation amplifies our fears and stories that intentionally provoke an emotional response make misinformation hard to correct. Misinformation creates doubt and suspicion. 'What if it does change my genes/cause infertility/cause cancer?’ Fred lives in a small town in a mountain area, drives 50 miles every day to work in a hospital, and is choosing not to get vaccinated. He attends a local church of like-minded people who believe serious effects and deaths of healthcare workers caused by the vaccine are being concealed as part of a larger vaccine-injury cover-up. They believe everyone is being fooled by mainstream media except for themselves and others who share their beliefs. They see themselves as a brave minority, almost counter-culture heroes, standing up for truth and right. Fred and his friends have lots of “facts”, stories, and examples to maintain their beliefs. Recently several members of the church contracted COVID after an indoor concert but vaccinations have not increased. Conspiracy Theories Headlines containing the words “cover-up” grab interest and appeal to the conspiracy theorist in all of us. The most compelling stories evoke fear and outrage. These stories have always been with us and have enduring appeal. Who has not heard that the government is hiding info about aliens, using aborted fetuses, stealing human organs, and lying about foreign policy? Conspiracists believe they possess secret important knowledge about world events unknown to others, even experts. People who believe in one conspiracy are more likely to believe in multiple conspiracies. Conspiracies are hard to combat. Even providing factual information does not dispel conspiracy beliefs. The person presenting facts may be seen as in on the conspiracy. The conspiracist simply digs in and strengthens their convictions. Confirmation Bias and Selective Exposure Our worldviews affect what we are likely to believe and what we are likely to reject. There’s a tendency to give greater credence to information that aligns with our beliefs and to ignore information that doesn't fit with our beliefs, say, around civil liberties and social responsibilities. Selective exposure allows us to: avoid information contrary to what we believe perceive information selectively forget information we disagree with (selective retention) Religious Misinformation Religious misinformation is propagated by influential religious leaders sharing false rumors and even lies. Some of this misinformation worldwide is tragic, such as urging parents not to vaccinate their children against polio. These leaders have influence, a ready platform, and cultural competence with their followers, often using strategically-chosen, emotive language. Some people will believe a religious leader over a healthcare professional. They adhere to a type of groupthink, which promotes loyalty, cohesion, and harmony of the group over individual disagreement. Identifiable Victim Bias Anecdotes and stories that cause emotional arousal spread faster and are “sticky”. We connect with stories we can relate to, like a nurse who fainted after receiving a shot, or an anti-vaxxer radio personality who died from COVID. We’re more likely to respond strongly to a single, personable example than to broad statistics. Faulty Reasoning Let’s say a 56 yr old doctor in Florida dies 2 weeks after getting the vaccine. This may be used by some to confirm that vaccines are dangerous, even if there’s no causal relationship. Headlines may spin the story either way, for example, “Doctor dies from vaccine” which is more causal than “Doctor dies after receiving vaccine” (still implied). Risk Perception People can underestimate or overestimate their risk. Vaccine skeptics believe they won’t get sick, that COVID is “just the flu” and the risk of getting the vaccine is greater than the risk of getting COVID. Over-estimaters may mask while walking alone outside. Misinformation Superspreaders Social media is perfect for spreading fake news . A small group called the “dirty dozen” are labelled superspreaders by the Center for Countering Digital Hate. They’re said to spread 65% of misinformation, lies, and propaganda about vaccines. Some are motivated by profit, and some include disgraced doctors. Many have innocuous sounding names, such as “Physicians for Informed Consent” and “Freedom Angels”, deliberately leaving the word “vaccine” out of their names so as not to flag social media rules. Strategies for Evaluating News FACT: Be well read and read from a variety of sources. Foster a healthy skepticism, a critical eye, and actively question what you see. Click on the sources and follow to the end. If you’re unsure if it’s valid, then don’t share it. FACT: Be aware of cognitive fluency, which is when we tend to read articles that are considered cognitively easy-to-read, including even spending more time on an article with a pleasing font. FACT: Read more than the headlines, and don’t share just because one sentence or a headline is attention-grabbing or clever. Watch out for overly emotional language, excessive explanation points, misspellings, tabloid style, and sensationalism. FACT: Don’t be fooled by look-alike sources- for example, Abcnews.com is not really the URL for ABC news but it looks official and sounds like legitimate a news site. FACT: Think before you share. Hold people you hear news from accountable. Let's all ask each other “What is your source?” Fact-check at Snopes.com, Factcheck.org, and other fact check sites. How do you recognize fake news, and what biases are you aware of?
  9. I am an Oncology nurse working for a hospital for more than 13 years. I live in California and there is now a mandate in place that is requiring me to be vaccinated before Sept. 30th or I will be terminated from my job. Not only do I not feel comfortable to receive a EUV that no long term studies have been documented because it is too new and not FDA approved but I have also witnessed friends as well as patients having severe side effects after receiving vaccination. I am unclear how an employer has the LEGAL RIGHT to ask me personal questions about my religious beliefs or medical information (vaccination status), where are my HIPAA Rights. Employer vaccine mandates are subject to religious accommodation under the Title VII of the Civil rights act. For personal reasons I will be submitting for religious exemption to hopefully prevent me from losing my job. I'm not sure what the outcome will be but I am planning to seek employment elsewhere in case I do lose my job and likely it won't be in healthcare. I don't know if this will be the end of my nursing career and if it is I feel extremely sad about that. What happened to the phrase " my body my choice " ? I will not be forced to do anything to my body that I do not choose. Through scripture we know that God values our bodies. Our bodies are said to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are called to take care of and honor God's temple. God's words lead use to use our bodies and the gifts He has given us to achieve the will of God.
  10. NurseA2021

    Covid-19 Religious Exemption

    Hello to those who have successfully obtained a religious exemption from the Covid 19 vaccine. Could you please share how you formatted your exemption letter and what you included?
  11. jive turkey

    Doctor refuses to treat the unvaccinated

    Alabama Doctor Refuses to Treat Unvaccinated COVID Patients
  12. The year 2021 began with such promise. New COVID-19 vaccines had not only gained Federal Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization, but those at highest risk were eagerly snapping up every available dose. As more vaccines rolled out, millions of American adults—and then teenagers—rolled up their sleeves. But a large minority of Americans expressed lack of confidence in vaccination from the start. According to a rolling survey fielded by the Kaiser Family Foundation, many were taking a “wait and see” attitude because of the newness of the vaccine. Others said they would only get the shot if it was required, and some said they would “definitely not” get vaccinated, even if it was required. Today, for reasons that predate the COVID-19 pandemic—including concern about side effects and a lack of trust in the government or the scientific community—three out of four of those who lacked vaccine confidence in January have not changed their minds. As we near the end of August, just over half of American adults are fully vaccinated. The Vaccination Divide The vaccination divide in our country is an important conversation for case managers and certified disability management specialists. It has been identified that this is a clear public health risk with mitigating factors that can include vaccination, herd immunity, masking, and social distancing. Voluntary efforts have not yet achieved this goal. For employers, the need to protect employee health and to mitigate lost productivity drives some to push for vaccination and other safety measures; perhaps without full consideration of individual beliefs and barriers. As professionals in the field know, there is enormous potential for differences in opinion about vaccination to cause stress and increase tensions among peers at the workplace and with clients who may not share their vaccination viewpoint. Being aware of the differences of opinion, as well as the science related to vaccination, can help case managers and disability management specialists navigate the client’s journey. COVID-19 vaccination has been presented as a personal choice. And, as former Surgeon General Jerome Adams said in a July 25, 2021, interview, choices have consequences. (It may be recalled that Adams was a keynote speaker at the 2018 CCMC New World Symposium.) Today, with just over half of American adults fully vaccinated, the deadly and highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 has taken hold. Virus case rates jumped in just a month to pre-vaccine levels, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In July, Adams warned: “This pandemic is spiraling out of control yet again, and it’s spiraling out of control because we don’t have enough people vaccinated. So, get vaccinated because it helps your neighbors, but get vaccinated because it’s going to help every single American enjoy the freedoms that we want to return to.” Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, agrees, stating, “That is ultimately how we are going to save lives and overcome the [Delta] variant.” We all agree that we want the freedom to gather without social distancing and go out without a mask, whether it be for work, school, or entertainment. Yet just two days after this interview, the CDC updated its guidance for the fully vaccinated, recommending they wear masks in public indoor places once again. Although there’s no indication of a future federal mandate for vaccination, there are daily reminders that decision-makers in business and local governments are willing to up the stakes in favor of vaccination. New York City announced the first week in August that diners and theater-goers would be required to show proof of vaccination before entering venues. A growing list of employers—from health care plans to big-box stores, airlines, high-tech innovators, and entertainment giants—announced vaccination requirements for on-site workers. And, some companies that had been planning to have their employees return to the office have now extended their remote work schedules through the end of the year. Listen with Empathy and Understanding For case managers and certified disability management specialists, it’s critical to remember that our Codes of Professional Conduct require us to respect the rights and dignity of our clients. Our own vaccination viewpoint may be in complete opposition to theirs, but our professional role is to listen with empathy and understanding. Several real barriers to vaccination have been identified. The recent final approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the FDA may help to eliminate some of these concerns, but some are still available reluctant due to the rapid development of the current vaccines. Others may have a strongly held religious objection. Or perhaps an individual fears side effects from vaccination that could impact their ability to work and, in turn, affect their financial well-being. Respond with Empathy By responding with empathy, case managers may have an opportunity to offer information that could help clients make an informed decision. Listening will also contribute to your understanding of the individual’s readiness to consider their options. It’s critical that you remain non-judgmental in your client relationships. Assess their willingness to receive information about vaccination and be supportive in providing information when desired so clients can consider choices and make an informed decision. Build Trust and Support Both board-certified case managers and disability management specialists have an ethical responsibility to the principles of beneficence (to do good to others) and non-maleficence (to do no harm). We are charged with honoring the client’s desires and their right to make their own decisions (the principle of autonomy). By listening rather than judging, we have the opportunity to build trust and support our clients in their decisions, even if we disagree. Article written by... MaryBeth Kurland, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Commission for Case Manager Certification
  13. jive turkey

    COVID vaccine passport

    VACCINATION CARD Hello. -Hi, table for two, please. -Sure, and your name. - Cailyn -Great. And do you and your guest have your vaccination cards? -Hmmm well first..Can you tell us who our server will be? -Um, looks like Brad will be your server tonight. -Great. Can you show us Brad's vaccination card? -Um... -And also, can you provide me with proof that Brad is not a carrier of HIV, Hepatitis A or B, or any other communicable diseases? Same for you and the kitchen staff. -Um... -Also, we would prefer not to be served by someone who is on or uses recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, meth, fentanyl, etc, so if you could provide us with Brad's most recent tox screen, that would be great. Matter of fact, imma need to see all of your employees medical history. -Um... Let me get the manager for you. -That would be great, thanks. Make sure they have their vax card and medical records please. Stolen and passing along .
  14. This is a new job. I’m a nurse manager for children’s group homes and we are told we can’t give an opinion on whether or not parents should consent to vaccinate their children. We can educate but not give an opinion. When I educate you, you’re probably going to infer my opinion. Am I making a big deal out of nothing? I think nurses should encourage vaccination. I’m annoyed. Please share your experience.
  15. I'd like to know which religions will provide an exemption for the Covid Vaccination. Are exemptions also granted for all other vaccinations (like childhood required ones) or it is just for Covid? Can you get an exemption for the Flu shot too? I am just curious and trying to understand which religions take a stand on this. I am Covid vaccinated. My employer has given all employees, not just nurses, until end of Sept to get fully vaccinated. The flu shot is also required.
  16. At work someone pointed out that a dialysis tech was doing treatment in a patient room that was COVID positive, while only wearing a surgical mask. I don't know why. I assume that they didn't realize the room was isolated or the person was new. Those assumptions were shot down because the rooms are clearly marked and PPE cabinets are hanging on the doors. My last assumption was that the tech was fully vaccinated and assumes a surgical mask is good enough. My question is, is this a problem? If so for whom?
  17. What fears and/or objections have you, personally, or as Nurses caring for your patients, encountered when it comes to vaccinations?
  18. I had the 1st Covid vaccine. I feel awful. High fevers, vomiting, palpitations, body aches. We are being mandated to the Covid vaccine. I called employee health and they basically said very few people will be exempt from the 2nd vaccine. A lot of young females are having this issue because the being female and already having antibodies. I don't think I can put myself through this again. They said I'm going to feel even worse with the second. Anybody else feel awful with the 1st. Thoughts??
  19. President Biden announced Wednesday he's ordering HHS to require Nursing Homes to have staff vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to be able to participate in Medicare and Medicaid and receive funding from these programs. The new rule will go into effect in late September affecting more than 15,000 nursing homes and 1.3 million workers. Biden to tie vaccines for nursing home staff to Medicare and Medicaid funding
  20. I think that the market may create good paying work for unvaccinated nurses. There are areas in this country with low vaccination rates resulting in high Covid hospitalization rates. Couple that with increasing frustration and compassion fatigue experienced by nurses who understand that this disaster could be mitigated. Staffing those Covid units is going to get harder and harder, jacking up already great travel pay. Those areas will probably be the last to require nurses to get vaccinated. Even if they want to, the diminishing supply of vaccinated nurses willing to continue in this fiasco may prevent them from requiring it. Simple laws of supply and demand. It would be a great selling point. And, the unvaccinated nurses who survive the Covid units would have some strong anecdotal evidence to prove their point.
  21. So y'all going to run out now and get it, now that it's no longer an "experimental, unapproved drug"? . . . . . Yeah, didn't think so.
  22. pecantreechipmunk

    I have a question about COVID Vaccine

    Hi, Allnurses I have already got vaccinated and was wondering whether I am still contagious. I know COVID vaccine protects you from coronavirus and I also know that you can still get COVID even though you are vaccinated, but the degree of symptoms are not as bad as unvaccinated people. My question is does vaccinated people can spread the virus? I saw a sign in a mall saying that you need a face mask if you are not vaccinated. Does that mean vaccinated people don't spread COVID? I was just curious about the fact whether vaccinated people can spread COVID or not.
  23. JadedCPN

    Pfizer Approved by FDA

    Pfizer has been fully approved by the FDA. Curious what excuses will be used next as to why not to get it. FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine
  24. hppygr8ful

    Totally and throughly VAXXED

    So I go to a appointment with my physician today and during the nurse portion of the visit the nurses said I was due for my tetenus and that there was also an order for a shingles vaccine. So after receiving a rather good natured scolding about my 3 three auto Immune diagnoses I got a duble wammy one in each arm. Got the Covid taken care of over a month ago and I am certified to administer any of the covid vaccines. Hppy
  25. Read in its entirety: Nurse suspected of giving thousands in Germany saline solution instead of COVID-19 vaccine