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  1. In England, looks like they're going to get heavy (pardon the pun) with doctors and nurses who need to lose weight. I read about it in the online Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/christina-patterson/christina-patterson-sister-stop-stuffing-your-face-1666149.html Wasn't George Orwell a Brit?
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    Obama moving to rescind consience rule on abortion

    Somebody ought to remind this doctor about the separation of church and state. There are many religious traditions that allow for a woman to make her own choice. I don't know if this primary care doctor receives federal funding, but if she does, sorry pal, the law is the law. The United States is not a Christian theocracy last I checked. As well, there is no data that supports this doctor's belief that birth control supports promiscuity, nor is premarital sex between consenting adults illegal. Is marriage a license to have sex, or to have children? Most of us with children had childbirth classes, which is great. But what bugs me is how many young women have children without a clue about how to be a mother. Ditto the dads. Shouldn't there be more focus on what happens to babies after they are born? Education can help a lot. So do earplugs while you're consoling that collicky baby! Diahni
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    Obama moving to rescind consience rule on abortion

    Cmonkey, Yes, but we all agree that killing a neighbor is wrong. There are many people who believe a woman can choose to have an abortion. It will never be a black and white issue, obviously. Health care workers have a right to not participate in any procedures that are morally objectionable to them. So why would this person work in a setting that offers procedures that she opposes? From the standpoint of a patient, they should be informed of all of their options. From what I learned in nursing school, we're not in the business of preaching morality. If a person doesn't believe in abortions of any sort, they shouldn't have one. Nor should they put themselves in a work place that does the same. There are so many grey areas when it comes to abortion. Diahni
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    Obama moving to rescind consience rule on abortion

    Hey CityKat, I'm with you! I think he's doing a terrific job. I still have to study up to understand any new proposals. But I do know that Bush's practice of not providing any govt. money to overseas birth control programs funded by the US is just wrong. Are there really that many people out there that consider birth control a "sin"? I'd say bringing a large brood into the world when one can not afford to care for them is not right, Octo-mom is nuts! That said, Bam Bam rocks! I'm feeling good about the direction of our country with our new Prez. Diahni ( a CountryMouse!) P.S. And how cool is Michelle? She's all that and then some.....
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    Quaid twins - the other story?

    Not so, elkpark. Stating the obvious - that there are facts and there are opinions is merely stating the obvious. Nobody can make an opinion a fact, though they may try mightily. It is not a fact that indentured servitude is a personal choice between the indentured and the indenturer. Discussing what one believes is hardly the same thing as telling others what to think. You used the term "it seems," which are weasel words. I'm actually impressed that you think so, though. If you feel even vaguely that person may think they "ought" to think a certain way after reading another's opinion, that person writing was successful in stating their case. Not having people "jumping on my bandwagon" hardly matters to me. Just remember it was not long ago that the majority of people in this country didn't challenge the lack of civil rights. It's been fewer than a hundred years since the time women couldn't vote in the US. I would rather be someone who speaks for a minority opinion. Closer to home, remember that very recently, a person bleeding out, having a heart attack, etc. could be turned away from a hospital because they happened to have the wrong color skin. Legally, no less. Somebody's on the bandwagon here, but it ain't me! Many agents of social change embrace unpopular opinions the benefit of all of us. In this particular case, I oppose the use of poor women's bodies as "baby ovens." Putting a woman with few options in harms way for the sake of a wealthy woman's waistline is a social issue well within and without the scope of nursing. Redux 'nuff said.
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    Quaid twins - the other story?

    Allnurses: As the original poster of this thread, I've been reading the posts, and thought I should weigh in. One person's signature includes the sage advice to "disagree agreeably." I agree! To cast judgment on another poster's opinion by comments such as "not my business" (my, how superior!) and "this is not nursing-related" (On what planet?) is not in the spirit of allnurses.com, one of the best nursing resources on the net. It is also stating opinion as fact. As a nurse, one indeed should focus on the health of either a recent birth mother or newborns, if any are clients. But nurses are also public health advocates. As well, they should be up on the latest laws concerning health care. Nurses should tell clients their options without coloring the options with personal opinions. Merely posing the question of the legal status of surrogacy invited snide responses in a couple of threads. This speaks volumes about how the poster views those who don't agree with their own opinion. Disagree without casting judgment on the person you disagree with, everybody. Please! Surrogacy is a hot subject, not unlike abortion. That the non-medical kind is merely a personal decision is an OPNION, not fact. So this opinion should not be posited as fact, certainly not by any list monitor. Last I checked, this is America. It is also an opinion that asking about the legal heath issues is not nursing related. Huh? I want to know. Come to think of it, I need to know. Any look in a text about medical ethics will discuss this issue. Surrogacy is discussed in ethics tomes vis a vis the effect on poor women who may enter in a contract as a "Rent-a-womb," somewhat unwillingly. Same for prostitution and the illegal selling of organs. Optional vs. medical surrogacy strike me as two different animals, though I understand there are people who have problem with any "tweaking" of the birth process for religious reasons. As a person who has worked with desperately poor immigrants - i.e. try supporting a family on 500 bucks a year - my main concern is for the status of poor women. Poverty doesn't end one's civil rights or control of one's own body. The bottom line is nurses can and should be clear about the legal aspects of medical techniques. Nurses should be clear about what is a personal opinion and what is a complicated issue that has no right and wrong answer. As for not discussing all the ins and outs of a celebrity med error case, I'm a little surprised than anyone could say the business of people who go on international TV to discuss their private business is not fodder for discussions of related medical issues. Additionally, actors have highly paid publicists who spin the actor's reputation in the press 24/7. Care, therefore, should be given in the veracity of any statements they make to the press. 'Nuff said. Please don't judge people who disagree with you. As a nurse dealing with John Q. Public, this not just "being nice" - it's part of our jobs. Diahni
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    Quaid twins - the other story?

    I read that the Dennis Quaid's wife used a surrogate so as not to spoil her figure. Can this be true? Not even considering the ethics of this, is this legal? Diahni
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    Vote! Vote! Vote!

    Hey All Nurses! I'm not going to say who to vote for... Just vote! Diahni
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