• Conscience over Job security –Nurse won a Lawsuit for Refusing Flu Shot

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    exceptional nurse.jpgThe hardest part of your job as a medical practitioner is not really about rendering treatment services to a patient , but to give rightful medicines to the sick when your hospital doest approve it, in fact that it’s one of their sworn oath –as I quote this line “I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug” this was composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses. It’s very clear that any medical practitioner should always be mindful about what they are giving to the sick.When you are at the hospital you have this sense of comfort, knowing you are surrounded by nurses and doctors and that nothing could go wrong because of these people surrounding you.
    Can we really put our safety in their hands, given the fact that we do not entirely know the real content of the drugs or vaccines they are giving us? There are a lot of reported cases about giving vaccines that have toxic contents to the patients and have resulted to an adverse effect. A medical practitioner should not remain unfamiliar with these vaccines, they know it could hurt someone, but they just can’t refuse giving these shots (vaccines) to the patients because of the hospital regulations, most of them fully know about these odds and will likely be force to render the shots thou they are not safe. But there are Nurses however who can go against it and listen to their conscience instead, but he or she will likely loss the job at the end of the day.

    A Warren County nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot without claiming a religious or medical exemption, a New Jersey appeals court ruled today.
    The three-judge panel wrote that the hospital’s policy of allowing religious or medical exemptions to the flu shot requirement “unconstitutionally discriminated against” plaintiff June Valent by rejecting her refusal to be vaccinated for secular reasons.
    Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, then Hackettstown Community Hospital, in 2010 when the hospital’s parent company began requiring employees to take the flu vaccine unless they had medical or religious reasons not to. Employees claiming an exemption were required to sign a form and provide documentation. Anyone refusing the vaccine was required to wear a mask while at work.
    Valent declined the vaccine but didn’t state a medical or religious reason, and agreed to wear a mask. She was terminated …

    It’s really good to know that some of our nurses still care about the total safety of the people, they don’t mind losing their job. They should be praise for the courage they have shown to us not yielding to what is wrong.

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