If you want to read about a country where health care is not a right or a privilege, buy my book. would you want to get health care there?
The key to this entry is the hyperlinks. when there is an underlined piece of text or it’s in a different color, it leads to a video. Click on those.
thought for the day
watch this video. It shows Gabby Giffords leading the Pledge of Allegiance. bring a tissue.
Congressperson Giffords was severely injured in a shooting. She received first aid at the scene and was rushed to a hospital where doctors and nurses stabilized her. She was on a ventilator in an ICU for weeks. I don’t know the details of her hospital stay, but she was on a mechanical ventilator and received excellent care if you ask me. Her husband made a video journal of her progress.
NEVER DOUBT THAT NURSES WERE INVOLVED
It didn’t stop in ICU. She got excellent physical therapy and speech therapy. I would be remiss if I did not mention those disciplines. I can see it by looking at her gait in the video of the Pledge.
Here is the punchline
Every one deserves that level of excellent, compassionate care.
Never doubt that national trends affect you when you work as a nurse at the bedside. When Romney and Ryan say they are going to cut health care costs, and roll back Obamacare, they mean it. For me, I have seen the cause-and-effect every time we elect a Republican. The war on Women is not limited to control of reproductive rights. It extends to a lack of care about occupations that are traditionally thought of as “Women’s Jobs.” Yes folks, that includes nursing, whether you are a male or a female nurse.
don’t think “My congressperson is okay it’s the other congresspeople who are the problem”
we need to do more to elect people to congress who are likeminded. In some cases, the local voters figure “yes, congress is bad and they aren’t getting anything done, but my guy is okay”
No. If your guy is voting against women, voting against nurses, voting against health care, and trivializes the effect of sexual assault on women, then he’s not okay. Your guy is not helping.
Every family in America has something at stake in this election. Every nurse knows the need to fund health care.