Props to God, ignore the nurses - page 6

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My sister recently went through a horrible systemic group A strep infection and was not expected to live. Very long story short, she defied long-shot odds and today is mostly better, except for tinnitus d/t ABTs and rheumatoid... Read More


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    Quote from itsnowornever
    I automatically believed you were the person I quoted since your reply seemed rather defensive. You aren't. I'm sorry. But yes, my post was absolutely necessary for all the reasons I stated. God deserves all the glory? Well, then I'm not needed, neither is the doctor, or anyone else. It is HIGHLY offensive. I don't do this for praise, but no one should ever remove any HUMAN involved in care and hand over all praise to their imaginary friend. If that's the case, free up the bed for someone else and go pray.
    Apology accepted. So, if someone else has a different view or belief than yours, they should "free up the bed for someone else and go pray"? Is that no different than your perception of the poster's comment that you found offensive?
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    Quote from kakamegamama

    Apology accepted. So, if someone else has a different view or belief than yours, they should "free up the bed for someone else and go pray"? Is that no different than your perception of the poster's comment that you found offensive?
    No. I was being snarky. Do you honestly think I would say that to someone? That goes back to the humor comment. And btw I didn't negate the work of someone who is willing to say their god has and deserves all credit. I'm done. You seem to just want to argue because you don't get my humor. Have a good night!
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    "When you believe in things that you don't understand,
    Then you suffer,
    Superstition ain't the way"

    -Stevie Wonder
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    Quote from itsnowornever
    No. I was being snarky. Do you honestly think I would say that to someone? That goes back to the humor comment. And btw I didn't negate the work of someone who is willing to say their god has and deserves all credit. I'm done. You seem to just want to argue because you don't get my humor. Have a good night!
    Nope. Not wanting to argue. Truly interested in your responses. Sometimes, humor reflects what one really believes. Thus, my question about "freeing up the bed" comment. And, I don't understand how someone's belief in God can negate all that you've done to provide care. Anyway, I wish you well as you continue to care for patients.
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    itsnowornever, you are just chock FULL of snark! I like you!
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    Quote from CloudySue
    itsnowornever, you are just chock FULL of snark! I like you!
    hoping you're not being sarcastic! LMAO!
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    So despite all the odds, when a patient dies, is it the hospital staff's fault?
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    Quote from Sun0408
    I knew this was gonna happen.. I don't "believe" but you bet I do take offense when others that do, make "God" the center of all good things..

    OP, thank you for acknowledging what we do daily
    It is a little frustrating that believers are allowed to pontificate at length and nonbelievers are expected to be respectful of their dogma, but the same courtesy is not expected in return. As evidenced by comments such as the one earlier in this thread that (paraphrasing) "He was in the room whether you realize it or not." Such a comment in reverse implying that believers are ignorant of "the truth" would never be permitted. I am not referring to TOS or AllNurses guidelines, but to societal cultural norms in general. Atheism and Agnosticism is chided and/or disrespected, and I am weary of being patronized by religious people who act as though they are privy to some verity I fail to understand. It isn't a fact, it is a belief. One I do not share, and I'd appreciate it if they would keep it to themselves. It is simply a matter of common courtesy.

    As for delivering credit where credit is due in this line of work, I find that "credit" is just as often attributed to me when it ought not to be as vice versa; I don't keep score but I suspect it all comes out even steven in the end.
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    Quote from TeenyTinyBabyRN
    So despite all the odds, when a patient dies, is it the hospital staff's fault?
    No. It is the body's way of being done. Through biology we learned that a cell has a life span and can only live through X amount of trauma for X amount of time in a less than ideal situation. If the patient doesn't survive? Well, the body had gone through enough and was done. It's just how things work.
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    Quote from CDEWannaBe
    It's always nice to give credit to the caregivers, but realistically it is implied. Everyone knows that if a patient was in the hospital the patient's care was overseen by quality nurses, doctors, aids, etc.

    Christians believe that God created everything and is orchestrating everything. Medical professionals treat a patient but it's ultimately God who determines if the patient lives or dies. That's why your family is giving God thanks.

    I was an agnostic until I was 29 and thought I was intellectually superior to Christians. I was so wrong. In my experience, Christianity is a real, loving, thinking faith in a real, loving, omnipotent God. We are still flawed people living in a flawed world, but there is a peace you can find only in God and nowhere else.


    AMEN!
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