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Originally posted by Binder
reply to post by HangTheTraitors
It is called consent to treat. You do not have to agree to any treatment you do not want whatsoever, ever, end of story. Don't lie, they will find out, and then your credibility in the future goes out the window. They may ask you your rationale for refusal, but if they ever say you "have to" they have broken the law. You have the right to refuse ANYTHING. I don't get a whole lot of the vaccinations they push us to get, and neither do a lot of my coworkers.
A good rationale if asked would be that your personal incidence of illness is very low, and that you consider the risks of vaccination to be higher than the benefits at this time. If they want to argue further just politely insist that your answer will be no today, If it goes further than that for any reason(it shouldn't) Simply say "This conversation is over, and I am exercising my right to refuse, and I am leaving, any attempt to stop me will be considered assault, and prosecuted as such." Unfortunately I have seen it escalate all the way to that point with an extra pushy doctor, or nurse. Very rare, but possible. You ALWAYS have the right to refuse, no exceptions.
DTPA Diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid, or DTPA, is another common form of treatment for radiation poisoning. Radiation poisoning can often come from exposure to the radioactive metals of americium, curium and plutonium. Upon exposure these elements can lodge in the body. DPTA binds to the metals. It is then excreted in urine or feces.
Originally posted by Binder
HI ATS, I am a critical care RN with some other letters behind my name that I won't get into, but anyway. I searched, and was surprised that I didn't find another post similar to this. So... here goes. Ask away.
I recently read an article where a bunch of nurses fielded questions, and gave a lot of "inside" info to how things really are in the medical profession. It was quite popular, and the nurses were very candid as I will be. If there are any other medical professionals on ATS that want to chime in please feel free.
I do not intend to diagnose, or offer modes of treatment for any particular problem. You should go see your doctor for that, it is their job. I will offer my opinion, but it is just that my opinion based on personal experience.
What I would rather focus on is a medium of communication to help people get the best care they can if, and when they get sick. We are on your side always, even when it doesn't seem that way. For example: A nurse will never tell you that your doctor is a moron. We will however tell you that you can always get a second opinion. I can also explain why we can't, or don't always tell you everything you want to know about everything going on. Or why visiting hours are strictly enforced sometimes, and not at others etc... I'll let you in on a lot of the "code" words we use to do our best to advocate for YOU our patient, but not lose our jobs.
A nurse walks a tight rope of legal, and ethical constraints that most people simply cannot fathom. Some jobs are physically difficult, some jobs are mentally difficult, some jobs are emotionally difficult. Nursing is all of the above. I absolutely love what I do, or I wouldn't do it. Believe me I do not get paid enough to do what I have to do sometimes, but I really can't imagine having near the satisfaction from doing anything else. I am often asked. especially as a male nurse, why I didn't become a doctor. Simple, I didn't want to. I am who I want to be, and have no regrets. So ask away ATS I look forward to your questions. [/quot
Have you read the book The Golden Stesocope? Is it accurate?