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|Mon, 09-22-2003 - 9:45pm|
So, should she have been fired/forced to resign? Should they have offered her more training or offered to put her in another specialty before taking such drastic measures considering the nursing shortage? Is there anything wrong with what she said? If you were the mom who got the comment, what would you have done?
I personally feel that yes, she should have been fired. Her comment was unprofessional whether it was about BFing or someone puking, etc. Her personal opinion should have stayed in her person. IMO, additional training would be of no benefit. Why on earth would someone take a job, knowing they would be subjected to something they found personally wrong/offensive, when there are so many more options for her? I feel that her comment would have deterred some women who were nervous/apprehensive about BFing in the first place. I would think the nursing staff should be supportive, especially WRT BFing because it can be very difficult, especially for a first time mom.
I'm pretty sure I would have "enlightened" her, as well as her supervisor. I know there is a shortage of nurses, but I feel that a bad one is worse than none at all.