Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Save me!

I'm studying for my Nursing Ethics final, which is online and available in two hours (I'll be taking it tomorrow morning after a good night's sleep), and I came across this gem in my textbook:

Earth health and human health are intricately interconnected, and nurses need to include ethical considerations of our relationship with Earth into nursing practice. Twenty-first century health care needs and issues require global consciousness.

I guess I need to go sky-clad and and consult with Gaia before I give someone some Tylenol or insulin.
(Oh, SHIT...that was culturally insensitive!)

7 comments:

armedlaughing said...

Who's culture?

One (wo)man's culture is another's cult.

Guess I agree with you...

gfa

Anonymous said...

So I guess they're going to the British example of only changing bandages and bed sheets once a month?

Gary

Christina LMT said...

I don't think I've ever facepalmed or headdesked as much as I have during this ethics class. Especially while reading the textbook. I generally keep my mouth shut, since I do have a year left to go before graduation, but I did actually butt heads with my professor on gun control, however. :D

Peter said...

I dare you to take the exam skyclad.

;-)

Anonymous said...

OK, I can see "thinking globally" when you have a patient with something that looks like, oh, say malaria, that SARS-thing from Southwest Asia, a hemorrhagic fever, or plague, showing up in New England. But "Earth health?" These authors have waaay too much time on their hands.

Would you like a copy of "Unstoppable Global Warming (Every 1500 Years)" to leave laying around? It's a great book about solar cycles and climatology. And it uses real data!

LittleRed1

Christina LMT said...

Peter, it's FAR too cold to do that, sorry (yes, even inside the house...) ;)

LittleRed1, I agree with you about the global thinking with regards to certain infectious diseases and parasites, especially when you live in an area with such a huge influx of world travelers and immigrants, but that's also thoroughly covered in other classes in nursing school. Not so appropriate in an ethics class, I would think! The book you mention sounds fascinating, I'll go look for it on Amazon and/or the library. Thanks!

Aesop said...

YouTube, or it didn't happen.