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(KJRH Tulsa)   Deaf Chinese orphan adopted by American audiologist scheduled to get new type of cochlear implant. Fark: At hospital in Moore. Double Fark: Implant lost in tornado. Super Fark: Nurse finds it in rubble and surgery proceeds at other hospital   (kjrh.com) divider line 25
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2013-05-26 01:20:42 AM
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buckeyebrain: On the other hand, the cochlear implant industry's financial interests depends on rampant audism, the very same audism that says a deaf baby should never, ever, under any circumstances learn to sign, because they must "adapt" and pretend to be a pale imitation of a hearing baby.


Is that the thing where people think that being able to hear is better than being deaf?

Because being able to hear is better than being deaf.

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fark "deaf culture"
2013-05-25 11:36:52 PM
3 votes:
Someone please explain to me why doctors make so much more than nurses.
2013-05-25 07:15:23 PM
3 votes:
I hope they rinsed it off first.
2013-05-26 01:48:29 AM
2 votes:

Chameleon: buckeyebrain: Who died and made you the king to decide that?

Sorry you are disabled, dude.  But you are disabled.  You are lacking an ability.  That is not a good thing.  It doesn't make you a bad person.  It doesn't make you worth less than other people.  But lacking the ability to hear is still worse than being able to hear, and all your deaf pride isn't going to change that.


Sorry you are an egotistical asshole, dude. But you are egotistical.  You are lacking humility.  This is not a good thing.  It doesn't make you a bad person.  It doesn't make you worth less than other people.  But lacking the ability to think in any other way than your own is still worse than being able to have an open mind, and all your rants aren't going to change that.
2013-05-26 01:41:24 AM
2 votes:

buckeyebrain: Who died and made you the king to decide that?


Sorry you are disabled, dude.  But you are disabled.  You are lacking an ability.  That is not a good thing.  It doesn't make you a bad person.  It doesn't make you worth less than other people.  But lacking the ability to hear is still worse than being able to hear, and all your deaf pride isn't going to change that.
2013-05-26 12:29:25 AM
2 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Someone please explain to me why doctors make so much more than nurses.


For one, supply and demand. The entry-level degree for an RN is an Associates which can be obtained at your local community college. An MD/DO must first compete for a spot in med school, where seats are limited by the AMA/AACOM and further limited by the number of residency positions available post-grad that are funded mostly by Congress (with heavy lobbying by the AMA/AACOM to limit numbers to maintain a shortage).
2013-05-26 12:28:08 AM
2 votes:

jaylectricity: it would be the doctor who took over and solved the problem.


You know what they call the guy with the lowest grade in his medical school class? Doctor.

I've dealt with some brilliant doctors and many completely idiotic doctors. If you can find a good doctor, hold them near and dear. They're pretty rare and worth 100x their weight in gold.
2013-05-26 12:20:24 AM
2 votes:

jaylectricity: Benevolent Misanthrope: Someone please explain to me why doctors make so much more than nurses.

Most of the time, you don't need the doctor. But that one time you do, you really need him/her.

My girl gave birth to a dead baby and the doctor basically just stood there and held her vagina open.

The nurse did all the work. But if things went bad and my girl was in trouble, it would be the doctor who took over and solved the problem.


That doesn't explain why the doctor makes more money, only why s/he exists.
2013-05-25 11:56:53 PM
2 votes:

jaylectricity: The nurse did all the work. But if things went bad and my girl was in trouble, it would be the doctor who took over and solved the problem.


I've heard just as many anecdotes of nurses saving patients from doctors. Nurses have far more practical experience.
2013-05-26 02:08:14 AM
1 votes:
Triple Fark: Surgery paid for by Medicaid to an immigrant.
2013-05-26 01:39:09 AM
1 votes:

zelachang: The whole doctors vs nurses things is so farking retarded.  You need both to have a well functioning medical system. Yeah there's shiatty doctors out there who are incompetent and just went into it for the money but there's plenty of lazy nurses who mess up/don't fill orders who can completely screw a patient over (especially bad in cash strapped county hospitals).  In the optimal situation, you have experienced nurses who care for their patients and can inform the attending doctor of any notable changes in their patients and you have doctors who can take that information and make decisions on the next best course of action.  No matter what nurses with inferiority complexes say, when the shiat hits the fan, at some point you're going to need the knowledge a doctor has.


As someone who works in a cash strapped hospital, I couldn't agree more.

I've been working in health care (HCA/CNA) for 2 years now. When I was 18, I would have laughed in your face if you had told me I would be wiping asses for a living. I love helping people, especially the seniors who don't have many family/friends around to visit.

That said, I honestly dread going to work now. On one of the wards I work on, it is extremely rare to have all scheduled employees show up for their shift. We have been chronically under-staffed since I started, usually one nurse, or sometimes two, and quite often short a hca/nca as well.

We are all incredibly tired and stressed out, because we can't give the care we want. 95 percent of my co-workers are in this field for the right reasons, to help others. Not only that, mistakes are made( sometimes big ones) because of the fatigue, and the simple fact staff doesn't have time to be thorough. How pathetic is that?

I would not want a family member going there.

Sorry for the rant
2013-05-26 01:32:51 AM
1 votes:

buckeyebrain: So now you have hearing babies encouraged to sign, and deaf babies discouraged from it. Thus, The Ultimate Irony.


This hurts my brain.
2013-05-26 01:22:07 AM
1 votes:
I hope they washed it first.....
2013-05-26 01:17:08 AM
1 votes:

AppleOptionEsc: FlyingBacon: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 717x538]

I'm confused. Why do deaf babies need to be in jail? Some kind of poetic irony?


Because now people advocate for parents of hearing babies to learn how to sign so that they can communicate with their babies much sooner than they could if they stuck to the old-fashioned "wait until the baby learns to talk" method.

On the other hand, the cochlear implant industry's financial interests depends on rampant audism, the very same audism that says a deaf baby should never, ever, under any circumstances learn to sign, because they must "adapt" and pretend to be a pale imitation of a hearing baby.

So now you have hearing babies encouraged to sign, and deaf babies discouraged from it.  Thus, The Ultimate Irony.
2013-05-26 12:54:53 AM
1 votes:

zelachang: but there's plenty of lazy nurses who mess up/don't fill orders who can completely screw a patient over


Truth.
2013-05-26 12:38:12 AM
1 votes:
The whole doctors vs nurses things is so farking retarded.  You need both to have a well functioning medical system. Yeah there's shiatty doctors out there who are incompetent and just went into it for the money but there's plenty of lazy nurses who mess up/don't fill orders who can completely screw a patient over (especially bad in cash strapped county hospitals).  In the optimal situation, you have experienced nurses who care for their patients and can inform the attending doctor of any notable changes in their patients and you have doctors who can take that information and make decisions on the next best course of action.  No matter what nurses with inferiority complexes say, when the shiat hits the fan, at some point you're going to need the knowledge a doctor has.
2013-05-26 12:37:13 AM
1 votes:

whatshisname: jaylectricity: The nurse did all the work. But if things went bad and my girl was in trouble, it would be the doctor who took over and solved the problem.

I've heard just as many anecdotes of nurses saving patients from doctors. Nurses have far more practical experience.


It just goes to show you that we should all be working together and stop worrying about how much money each one of us is worth.
2013-05-26 12:13:36 AM
1 votes:
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2013-05-26 12:04:18 AM
1 votes:

whatshisname: jaylectricity: The nurse did all the work. But if things went bad and my girl was in trouble, it would be the doctor who took over and solved the problem.

I've heard just as many anecdotes of nurses saving patients from doctors. Nurses have far more practical experience.


Yup.  I've got a couple nurses in my family.  If I ever have to go to the hospital, I won't allow any unsupervised doctor near me without an RN.
2013-05-25 11:54:49 PM
1 votes:
WHAT?
2013-05-25 10:40:15 PM
1 votes:
I like it when not every Fark link pisses me off. Thanks, subby.
2013-05-25 10:09:00 PM
1 votes:
By "found in the rubble"  I expect they mean "found it where they left it, but had to step over and around the remains of the ceiling and some of the wall to get to it".
2013-05-25 09:29:30 PM
1 votes:
That's some really good news.
2013-05-25 05:34:12 PM
1 votes:
Original thread.

With her luck,   I'm tempted to track her down and have her pick my lottery numbers.
2013-05-25 05:21:50 PM
1 votes:
That's awesome.
 
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