I'm an RN working in administration. This morning I received "Why Hospital Workers Should Be Forced to Get Flu Shots" By Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, who is
the head of the New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City Division of Medical Ethics.
He thinks, as the title indicates, that all medical professionals should get the flu vaccine. I'd post the link, but it takes a subscription to get
What I find funny is that he wants to FORCE medical professionals to get the annual flu shot (which is proven to be ineffective in numerous studies.
Just google it).
Why is that funny? He's the head of Ethics. And he wants to FORCE people to get the flu shot. Maybe it's just me, but I detect a lack of ethics in
Meanwhile, The Joint Commission on Healthcare is telling me I have to start tracking every employee who does and does not get the flu shot starting
next year. We must improve our % each year. Now what could this be leading up to?
He states that flu shot compliance is just too low amongst us nurses and doctors. Gee, I wonder why? Maybe we know better.
Maybe we've read the
studies published in the British Journal of Medicine and many others, and the general population has not.
The day I'm told I must submit to ineffective gunpoint medicine is the day I quit my RN job.
edit on 5-10-2012 by davjan4 because: spelling.
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