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  1. SummitRN

    Can you have cats as a nurse?

    We are talking about cats. I love cats, but they are little furry narcissists so the correct question is, "should cats have me as their human?" If you set appropriate boundaries and expectations, it will be OK
  2. SummitRN

    Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance

    OP will surely return... let's wait
  3. SummitRN

    Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance

    I know a lot of women with Endo, PCOS, PMDD, and similar. Their responses to the nonsensical ramblings in this article are not within the code of conduct to post here. Cool that OP waxes philosophical about her menstrual cycle, and cool to anyone who does, but telling others they are missing out on some spiritual healing process if only they'd be more introspective and then Cherokee warriors will seek their advice is preachy new-age smugness at its worst!
  4. SummitRN

    Nurses Who Love Guns?

    Plenty of nurses enjoy firearms, but I think less than the average population. While 3 out of 5 households in the US have guns, gun ownership rates among men are ~50% higher than women and nurses are ~90% female. Of course, you are going to get some emotional responses on this topic...
  5. SummitRN

    Man Card

    Real men floss with barbed wire and don't need sunscreen because they are covered in mud (which provides minerals transcutaneously).
  6. SummitRN

    Man Card

    Yesterday I spent the afternoon clubbing some baby seals while wearing the skin of a Grizzly I killed hand to hand with my only weapon being alligator teeth I pulled from a snarling gator's mouth. I think I earned the PBR and fine Scotch I had with my baby seal meat. On today's agenda is BASE jumping into an active volcano to retrieve the fishing pole I dropped in there while flying over in a stolen Russian fighter jet last week.
  7. SummitRN

    Concealed Firearms on the job

    I tell a few of my likeminded friends that I sometimes exceed the posted speed limit while operating my motor vehicle. I must be an unstable individual worthy of great suspicion. If I continue, my friends are surely duty bound to report me to the local constabulary! :no:
  8. SummitRN

    Concealed Firearms on the job

    I see 0 problem with safe storage in the car. Storage locked in the locker is safe, but not safe from an employer locker search (seems unlikely) and then getting canned, but then it is their life safety and peace of mind vs job security. That is a personal decision. I would have no moral problem if a coworker did this, but my sympathy would be limited if they were fired after telling one too many people what they were doing.
  9. SummitRN

    Props to God, ignore the nurses

    I've noticed that happening frequently in "controversial threads" after the site "upgrade." I assumed that is exactly what it is and that it can be done to individuals rather than a whole thread. Hopefully it is just a bug.
  10. SummitRN

    Props to God, ignore the nurses

    Indeed there is great diversity in beliefs, even among Christians. I think many many Christians also feel bothered by the attitude that bothered the OP. It is actually an affront to many Christian faiths to think that way. Most Christians believe God gave mankind free will! To imply that good things only happen directly through the intervention of God runs counter to this premise. If you believe that, then the only influence a human has is life is prayer, and you must be a Calvinist or believe in some doctrine of predestination. Many who hold such beliefs have not stopped to consider that if you believe God is responsible for all good in the world, then God (according to any Christian theology) must also be RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL EVIL (or what we perceive as evil). If God is not responsible, then God is not all powerful or all knowing. If God is all powerful and all knowing and lets evil occur, then God is not all loving (omnibenevolent) UNLESS God has, in an act of benevolence, yielded part of God's omnipotence to nature and human free will. That is what most Christians believe. If that is the case, then God is not DIRECTLY interfering with the outcomes of our daily lives, and certainly not based on how hard we scream in our minds while kneeling. I might not be a Christian, but I have studied Christian theology and philosophy a great deal.
  11. SummitRN

    Props to God, ignore the nurses

    You have presented a precise naturalistic version of the argument of the faith-based reasoning that the OP is bothered by: If anything good happens, then God get's the credit. If anything bad happens, well... that wasn't God... or that was the Devil... or you didn't pray enough... or whatever... God is great! I think that most science-based care providers, even those who are deeply religious, believe that outcomes are determined by a partnership of all involved (the patient, their loved ones, healthcare professionals, spiritual leaders, etc) attempt to exert their will over the natural course through their actions (including mind over body to some unquantifiable and unpredictable extent). Sometimes the team fails despite their efforts. Sometimes the team succeeds despite their efforts Sometimes the effort makes all the difference.
  12. SummitRN

    Props to God, ignore the nurses

    Why? Was that somehow offensive? Can you not tolerate humor? Are people only allowed to parrot your views? Humor and sarcasm are the only way for diverse views to converse on controversial topics without it becoming a debate. Anything else is (at least) one view staying silent.
  13. SummitRN

    Props to God, ignore the nurses

    If God is omnipotent and responsible for her recovery, then God is also responsible for allowing her illness.
  14. SummitRN

    Any nurses out there with endometriosis/chronic pain?

    I am bumping this old thread out of compassion and to spread awareness about endometriosis. My girlfriend just had her second lap from an endo specialist surgeon (all he does). There is so little understanding in much of the medical community including amongst OB-GYNs. Nurses can play a role in screening, education, and advocacy with patients and our coworkers.
  15. SummitRN

    Discussion of Islam and medical care

    UmmIbrahim, thank you for your informative post, but when it is the male family member complaining to the female supervisor about the male nurse treating the female patient, I see a male dominance issue. Further, I find it quite humorous that you go at great length to discuss how all sects of Islam ultimately believe X and Y; any variation is a deviance from Islam and is between a person and God, and therefor there is no such thing as a "fundamentalist" vs "liberal" Muslim, only those who follow and do not follow Islam. Who are you to say so? Being a self-proclaimed Muslim does not give you that ability. You then go on to explain how the Islamic religious police is KSA were outrageously against Islam. This shows your idealized view of Islam. Realistically, not everyone who calls themselves a Muslim agrees with you. That is from MY friends who are Muslim; also, plenty of vocal clerics who would obviously disagree with you. If you want me to start posting examples, I can post hundreds. You can then tell me how those examples aren't really Islam or backed by the religious rulings you found or ascribe to. You then go on to say how we shouldn't make assumptions about someone someone's lot in life or Muslim beliefs based on their dress. Funny, I agree with you, but that supervisor does not. If you think that addressing how some women are oppressed in the name of religion as being an attack on those women, I don't know what to tell you. Nobody is blaming the victim; are you? You, however, went right on to defend your characterization of all people with a southern accent based on your exposure to a few coworkers and common stereotypes. Your moral high horse is neither moral nor high.
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