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What are the top 10 debatable nursing issues? And GO!

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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Participation in late term abortion and living result.Can you be part of that,of placing such in a utility room to await expiration.Not asking if you are pro life or pro choice,but in your professional capacity.

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On 5/3/2019 at 4:07 PM, NightNerd said:

Apparently it's debatable whether nurses should press charges when assaulted by patients - and whether there's a problem with violence against nurses at all.

Everyone should start in med-surg: true or false?

When I was once assaulted by a patient, you can bet I had the police come right over.

The bigger, tougher question is:  When the hospital gives you a free holiday meal served personally by the Administrator and DON/CNO, do you take the chicken you want or the steak the Admin boss offers?  And keeps offering?  Are your future days on that job numbered if you stand up for your chicken?  Serious question, sounds dumb but I have often wondered if I did the unpolitically correct thing.

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1 hour ago, Leader25 said:

Participation in late term abortion and living result.Can you be part of that,of placing such in a utility room to await expiration.Not asking if you are pro life or pro choice,but in your professional capacity.

I once was working Post Partum, not my usual area.  Little girl was stillborn.  Someone put her in the Dirty Utility Room.  Just left her there dead and alone, like a piece of garbage.  I was really appalled.

Being assigned to D & C's, which, as I learned after being involved in a few of them, were actually AB's.  I thought and still think, 30+ years later, that it was totally wrong of the boss not to ask me if I was ok helping with AB's.  I think God forgives me because I did it in ignorance.  But I have not fully ever forgiven myself, even though I did it in ignorance.  I just thought they were D & C's, as the schedule stated.

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Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN has 6 years experience and works as a Wellness Coach, Clinical Nursing Instructor.

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A few additions: Patient choice in breastfeeding. Infant sleep training. Whether true patient autonomy is being preserved at all during shared decisionmaking (IF shared decisionmaking is even being practiced at the institution). I could go on, but this thread gives you a fabulous list to start. 😎

From one instructor to another, let me add that I think debatable topics should definitely be DEBATED more (and I mean truly debated, not merely "consensus-agreed") in nursing at all levels of practice, so I'm glad you're exploring this area.

Edited by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN
Edited for clarity: I intended to refer to the whole thread as being a great list, not just my additions.

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Culture of blaming the nurse and lack of power at the table when decisions affecting nurses are made.

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canoehead has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN ER.

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Gloves for EVERY patient contact, vrs choosing to glove based on the interaction.

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TriciaJ has 37 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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On 5/6/2019 at 1:10 AM, Davey Do said:

Or: Should we go back to all nurses wearing white?

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I miss those days.

Somehow, I think your coworkers don't.

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and works as a Retired/Disabled Nurse and Blogger.

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"Old" nurse (who should retire and get out of the way for the next generation) vs. "new" nurse (who is usually, but not always, a millennial). Who should get the job?

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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9 hours ago, VivaLasViejas said:

"Old" nurse (who should retire and get out of the way for the next generation) vs. "new" nurse (who is usually, but not always, a millennial). Who should get the job?

Oh no -- I hope you're wearing your flame retardant suit.  While it is OK to bash fat people and old people on this site, bashing millennials will get you in trouble!

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morelostthanfound has 27 years experience as a BSN and works as a R.N..

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As a former travel nurse, I think the idea of individual state licensure (with differing licensing requirements) is just crazy!  As a unified country, can't we agree to have a national Registered Nurse licensure?  Also, I believe 'ageism'-i.e. discrimination of older nurses, is a major issue in nursing today.  Many employers, (mostly hospitals), avoid hiring seasoned nurses or fabricated some reason to get rid of them due their higher salary expectations.  Again, care of the patient is trumped by the almighty dollar!

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Silver_Rik has 1 years experience and works as a Mental Health Aide, SRNA.

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Unions

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On 5/11/2019 at 6:21 PM, Silver_Rik said:

Unions

Is that a debate? Unions are good for nurses. If you live in a state that doesn't support unions, you just have no idea.

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