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  1. MassED

    Yes, I am gay.

    how about rare to NEVER attracted to male patients?!?!?! Just not a sexy atmosphere/environment... um... EVER. Sure, there might be the random sexy FF, but that would be RARE.
  2. MassED

    Yes, I am gay.

    as i would imagine we all have to learn to ignore stupidity and ignorance with many obstacles in life, you too must learn you can't change stupid. just as women are placed into a matronly nurse role, at times, we know we're better than that. rise above it. you know what you bring to the table. don't let stereotypes define you. (even though i'm female and a nurse. i guess i coulda been a teacher.) heeh! i'm smart, but chose my specific path in life. no, i did not choose med school because i want to devote to more than one thing in my life. i have a spouse, kids, hobbies, etc. and no student loans!!!!! take that, newbie med students/residents who ask if you're "going to go on to med school." hmph. please.
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    Yes, I am gay.

    as a woman, who has male patients of every age, i provide for privacy at all times. in the case of having to do a potentially embarassing task (foley), i'm all business, get this thing done attitude. how do females feel when a male doc does a pelvic? not great, i'll tell ya. you do what you have to do. sometimes people are so uncomfortable because of their insecurities in the task. sometimes there's no choice either. fine if they'd like a male or female nurse or doc, but a lot of the times there's not that luxury of choice. your personal orientation/opinion, etc., has nothing to do with your job. tasks are tasks, period.
  4. MassED

    Yes, I am gay.

    you are completely right. what does orientation have to do with our capability to perform our job? since when does whether you're interested in male/female dictate what tasks you can or cannot do? such as bathing? when does it ever come up that a female nurse cannot cath a female patient? never. it's unfair and wrong. what personal choices/beliefs/anything else has nothing to do with nursing. period. same goes for overly zealous religious peeps. no place for that in the workplace.
  5. MassED

    New Life Found by NASA.

    very cool. :yelclap: You know there will be nay sayers out there who don't want to believe in science, just as they don't want to belive in evolution. Love science!
  6. MassED

    Obama Care and Nursing

    :yeah::beer::yelclap::cheers::w00t: I completely agree w/ you.
  7. MassED

    Obama Care and Nursing

    I'd be going to HR to figure that question out. How is that even fair? How does being a partner differ from spouse, if they're afforded the same benefit? It should be the same cost. I'd definitely bring that up and bark loudly that benefits are the same, why should cost be different? You know if it was the other way around (employee and partner costing more) that there would be HUGE issues. HUUUUGGGEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gloria Alred would be all over that.
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    Obama Care and Nursing

    well he did sign the bill - he had the power there to shoot it down- here's a snippet of some of the bs that will go into effect: (commonly used reliable resource) http://www.csmonitor.com/business/christian-personal-finance/2010/0325/what-obama-s-new-health-care-bill-means-for-us "all us citizens will be forced to have health insurance coverage considered acceptable by the us government (no one should feel comfortable for letting the government dictate acceptable anything) or else pay a fine of $95 in 2014, $325 in 2015, $695 in 2016 (capped at 2.5% of agi). all of the fines are per person per year except for families have a cap on the total fine of $2,250 and the fine amount for children is half of the adult fine" this should infuriate anyone!!!!! :no: "new annual fees will be levied on all health insurance providers based on an insurance companies market share and whose total premiums exceed $25 million." (and how is this a good thing?? that is why our employers are hiking up our cost, because the employers can't afford it....) let this also be of note: many many many primary care physicians and specialists cap the number of patients they will accept that have government assistance. they don't get paid hardly anything, consequently, they have to limit their loss. so how does this, exactly, help healthcare reform if those that need access cannot even find a doctor to accept them??? perhaps that is where there should be focus. though there are some good aspects to the reform, but the negative outweighs the positive... again, there are exemptions built in, but will they really help? what if a person facing hardship doesn't know how to find resources?
  9. MassED

    night shift and new puppy!! any tips?

    ahhh! No!!!! Double the trouble! Deal with the first one and see how that goes before you bring in another animal... just my experience in having two at the same time.
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    night shift and new puppy!! any tips?

    puppies are harder than babies. In my opinion. I think it sets a bad example to go to them (the puppy!) every time they whine and cry. If you put them in a cage at night with a doggie bed, they will get the hint. So what if he pees in the cage, at least he gets the hint that when it's quiet and dark, you sleep. Our dog figured that out pretty quickly - since we had a newborn and a puppy (husband's grand idea to get a puppy at the same time!!) I know there a million people who believe the opposite - having a dog roam the house or sleep in beds.... but our dog is wonderful and knows his boundaries. He sleeps in the kitchen. He doesn't have free reign in the house - that's gross. Just like one takes off their shoes, or removes their scrubs after working... it's just dirtier (and more housework) to have a dog roam freely. Our dog knows his place as the protector (and door bell) and knows he is let out first thing in the morning. He holds his bladder sometimes for longer than 10 hours if we're working or out... He doesn't ask for much... cats are waayyyy easier, though.... but dogs are always in a good mood and happy to see you.
  11. MassED

    At The End Of My Rope

    what a great husband. That is wonderful.
  12. MassED

    At The End Of My Rope

    he sounds lonely. From what you describe, I don't blame him. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  13. yes, that's with Edie Falco - should be good!
  14. isn't there also a show coming out called "Mercy" on NBC, about nurses???
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