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Would you "adopt" a nurse or allow yourself to be "adopted" (For Nurses' Week)?

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience .

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"By adopting a nurse you are sending a care package. You can reach out to who you are adopting asking for their amazon wishlist or address whichever they are comfortable with in order to send them something."

I keep seeing these "adopt me" profiles pop up on facebook, and it makes me cringe a little bit. I would feel so uncomfortable soliciting gifts from the public, but apparently a lot of people are okay with it.

Discuss. Are you up for adoption? Have you adopted a nurse? Would you do either one?

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God no! I’m already so over the “hero” stuff. In no way am I meaning to diminish the sacrifices that all of us, particularly the absolute front-line nurses, have made but all of this is starting to make me cringe too. It’s getting kind of embarrassing. 

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Am I comfortable with giving a total stranger on the internet my name, address and my Amazon wishlist????  I get paid well to do what I do and I have everything I need at my house. Don't need any strangers showing up on my doorstep either. 

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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Nope... I neither need strangers to see my Amazon wish list, nor do I need stuff from their pyramid schemes 😜

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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1 hour ago, sevensonnets said:

Am I comfortable with giving a total stranger on the internet my name, address and my Amazon wishlist????  I get paid well to do what I do and I have everything I need at my house. Don't need any strangers showing up on my doorstep either. 

They don't actually get your address from your Amazon wishlist. Amazon ships to the address that you provide without disclosing it. It's still not something I would do, though.

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Nope - too weird for me.  Weird on so many levels.  

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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Nope nope nope

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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I didn't know this was a thing.  But no and no.

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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Another Amazon money-making scheme, disguised as good works...

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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I'm not even comfortable partaking in all of the free giveaways they're doing for the "hero" nurses on the frontline. Mostly because my area has not been hit hard at all, I work pediatrics, and our hours have been cut so I really don't see myself deep in it compared to the nurses in NYC and other places. But also, the hero thing is nauseating. 

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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4 hours ago, Emergent said:

Another Amazon money-making scheme, disguised as good works...

They're not through Amazon, directly. They seem to be nurse-created. The Amazon wishlist was just a suggestion made to potential "adopters".

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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@Sour Lemon

Well, I think it's sappy and a bit patronizing. They should make gift cards for all the people who are suffering economically with this crisis.

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