Sunday, June 20, 2010
Have a Heart, Not a Kidney
A sign put up by a Florida urologist who apparently has a problem treating people because of how they vote. Story here.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), the congressman who represents the district of the Florida doctor discriminating against Obama voters, said, “Maybe he thinks the Hippocratic Oath says, ‘Do no good.’ If this is the face of the right-wing in America, it’s the face of cruelty.”
I suppose this is where I once again proclaim my Constitutional right as a nurse to refuse to defibrillate Republicans. I just won't do it. I don't give code drugs or do compressions, either. I'll record, and if it's my patient I will facilitate communication with the doctors and staff at the bedside, minimally. But I just don't see the point. I don't defibrillate clams, either.
I walk away and check other patients. They are always ignored during codes, anyway. Well, not if I'm around and the decaying cardiac rhythm belongs to a Republican.
If you cannot tell whether or not this is snark, please refer to the article about the Florida urologist. Do you think he was snarking?
Oh, and by the way, fuck you, doctor.
Posted by shrimplate at 7:25 AM