From the very first moment I set foot in a hospital
From the very first day I started to train as a nurse
It was vividly, abundantly, morally clear to me that
Respect for the sick was paramount.
People don't choose to be sick.
They have the imposition sadly thrust upon them
There is no 'more deserving'
There is no 'fair'
Illness is merciless and indiscriminate.
And it was the duty of all
Right throughout the hospital
To administer toward the wellbeing of those in need
Without reserve or discrimination.
This is the very foundational tenet of nursing
One of its fundamental pillars
Applicable in each and every instance
As the vulnerable pass continually before us.
In order to be treated, people need to be able to come to us without fear
Because fear delays presentation
Distrust leads to non-compliance
These both signpost the path to increased suffering
And suffering is a thief of the soul.
To act counter to such virtue ethics
Is to betray a patient's trust
Is to create a mirage of the fact we care
Is to make a mockery of those who labour relentlessly
Who lend, every day,
Every ounce of their mind, body and spirit
To the most worthy of humanitarian goals.
Anyone who would act to betray another
To disrespect them and their misfortune
To deprive them of their own authenticity...
Does not deserve to be called a nurse
And has no place in the caring profession.
Anyone who DOES act in this way
Devoid of compassion, respect and good faith
Should be prohibited from practicing in patient care
In any of its forms
Any government that allows this behaviour to not be punishable needs to be told.
To be told that we don't EVER accept this as OK.
To be told that no one must ever endure this breach of human rights
To be told that the laws in New South Wales need to be changed NOW!!!
So NOW is YOUR chance to make a difference.
Follow the links below, and tell the NSW Government.
Tell them to change the LAW....
And change it NOW!!!
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