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New Video Discussion Program Aims to Redefine Social Justice (review)

November 16, 2015
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NewsUSA) – When most people think of social justice, they think solely in terms of the government redistributing wealth, rather than individuals and churches tackling the deeper personal issues associated with poverty.

But a program being piloted by the Richard and Helen DeVos Center at The Heritage Foundation aims to show thoughtful young American churchgoers and seekers that there is more to social justice than government intervention, which is unable to cure the spiritual and personal ills that so often accompany poverty.

“A lot of people today, especially in the rising generation, are interested in social justice,” said Ryan Messmore, the DeVos Center fellow who served as the lead writer on the project. “But there isn’t a clear understanding of what exactly it means. That’s problematic because a lot of actions championed in the name of social justice end up hurting the very people they are trying to help. Many young adults today lack a framework for thinking about social justice and engaging the personal needs of the less fortunate.”

The new Heritage program is called Seek Social Justice. It is a six-part DVD presentation with an accompanying study guide. It addresses topics like: “Relational Justice,” “The Power of Family and Friends,” “Working Toward Justice” and “Justice as a Way of Life.”

“The DeVos Center is doing remarkable work. They are brilliantly sharing the concept of social justice and taking that message to a whole new generation of young Americans,” said Tim Goeglein, vice president for external relations at Focus on the Family.

The videos, which may be ordered without charge at www.seeksocialjustice.com, aim to show those afflicted by poverty as real human beings with inherent dignity and worth rather than merely a sociological category on a government chart. The accompanying discussion guide may be downloaded for free at the same site.

“We need to put the human person front and center in the discussion and not talk about abstract categories such as ‘the poor.’ That betrays an impersonal perspective that more often than not leads to ineffective solutions,” Messmore said.

 

 

 

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Informed Consent Post

April 10, 2013

Specifically in Psychiatry informed consent is a major concern for patient safety and care. Before each patient is given a psychotropic medication, the doctor must first explain what medication the patient will be taking for their specific disorder and what symptom they are targeting. For example the doctors must explain to the patient all psychotropic medications that the patient will be taking; Risperdal for psychosis and delusional thought content, Ativan for anxiety or agitation. The patient is also informed of side effects, and that they may or may not get better from the medication. Both patients and doctor sign the consent form which then becomes part of the medical record. Before a nurse can give a psychotropic medication, the consent form must be signed. When emergent medications are needed secondary to patient agitation, direct threats, bodily harm to self or others then the consent is waived for the safety of both staff and patients. However, IM medications are only given for emergent medication needs and the safety of the unit. Patients do have the right to refuse any and all medications in the psychiatric unit including medical medications and procedures. When patients refuse to sign the Psychotropic Medication Consent Form or agrees to take the medication but may refuse to sign the form, then a witness must also sign the form along with the doctor’s signature. If the patient refuses any or all of their psychotropic medications as is their right, a Riese hearing can be applied for by the doctor to force a patient to take medications against their will. This is a court hearing with the doctor, judge, patient and patient advocate (attorney for patient). Each side states why the patient should or should not be forced to take medication against their will. If the finding is that the patient will benefit from the medications more than be hurt from the medications, then the psychotropic medication can be given against the patients will usually with IM medication. Patients are always offered PO medications first, however, if they refuse then the medication will be given IM against their will. As is the law in California, all medications that could possibly be given to the patient must appear on the Riese form. Patients have the right to refuse medication if they are voluntary or involuntary (placed on a legal hold for observation). The only time patients do not have a legal right to refuse psychotropic medications is if they have lost their Riese or if they are on a Permanent Conservatorship and that person’s Conservator then has the right on behalf of the patient to make psychiatric decisions for the patient. I believe that California law covers informed consent and the right for least restrictive treatment and environment for psychiatric patients.

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Female Genital Mutilation

March 27, 2013

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person’s rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death. Procedures are mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15, and occasionally on adult women. In Africa, about three million girls are at risk for FGM annually. Between 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are living with the consequences of FGM. In Africa, about 92 million girls age 10 years and above are estimated to have undergone FGM. The practice is most common in the western, eastern and north-eastern regions of Africa, in some countries of Asia and the Middle East, and among certain immigrant communities in North America and Europe. Since 1997, great efforts on the part of the World Health Organization (WHO) have been made to counteract FGM, through research, work within communities, and changes in public policy. Progress at both international and local levels includes wider international involvement to stop FGM, development of international monitoring bodies and resolutions that condemn the practice, revised legal frameworks and growing political support to end FGM, and in some countries, decreasing practice of FGM, and an increasing number of women and men in practicing communities who declare their support to end it. Research shows that, if practicing communities themselves decide to abandon FGM, the practice can be eliminated very rapidly. WHO efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation focus on developing publications and advocacy tools for international, regional and local efforts to end FGM within a generation; generating knowledge about the causes and consequences of the practice, how to eliminate it and how to care for those who have experienced FGM; and developing training materials and guidelines for health professionals to help them treat and counsel women who have undergone procedures. WHO is particularly concerned about the increasing trend for medically trained personnel to perform FGM. WHO strongly urges health professionals not to perform such procedures. (2008). Female genital mutilation. World Health Organization Fact Sheets, (no. 241).

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Musculoskeletal System

March 21, 2013

I have found that the most consistent complaint, and yet the most difficult to evaluate, is chronic low back pain. Although most complaints are valid, I have had experiences where they were not. In one situation, a 56-year-old man presented for evaluation for long term disability- I was seeing him as a follow up. All appropriate scans had been ordered and were negative. He had several office exams that were inconsistent. When I examined him, he complained loudly with LE range of motion, but had no complaints when I did a leg raise. After speaking with the physician, we went with our instincts and refused to fill out his disability paperwork. He was very angry and sought a second opinion. He never returned to our office. Imagine my surprise when I was playing in a local golf tournament for charity and there was our patient who had absolutely no difficulty swinging his golf clubs! He saw me at the dinner following and refused to make eye contact. I told the physician I was working with and we both felt good about following our instincts.

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Legalization of Marijuana, comment

March 27, 2012

I saw the Judge Judy show yesterday. I don’t like the way she and the guest made fun of marijuana growers. It is legal for us to grow weed in California. I would have thought Judge Judy would realize and accept this especially since she tapes her shows in CA. I would think that the audience is from CA also. I wonder if the audience was given cue cards to laugh about the 2 pot growers that were on the show yesterday.

We grow a lot of things that other states don’t grow. Oranges are grown here. I do not hear about people laughing because we grow oranges. I think we should be treated with respect.

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Poor Care Delivery

November 2, 2011

Medicare is certainly sending healthcare providers a message. They will not pay for poor care delivery. An example of this is that they will no longer pay if a patient falls or develops a bed sore. I applaud this. We should not add to our patient’s demise by adding additional disease processes to the one the came in with. While it may be true that someone with low immunity could develop a nosocomial infection, it can not be tolerated that we leave them unsafe with the ability to fall and break a hip. My hospital has developed techs that sit “one on one” with demented or confused patients. This has drastically reduced the falls.

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Legalization of Marijuana, comment

August 16, 2011

I was planning to move to California because marijuana is legal in this state. Today, I read that marijuana is legal in 17 states (including the District of Columbia). So now I have 16 more reasons to live. I have severe arthritis and pain from a hit-and-run automobile accident. My doctors have prescribed a lot of medications. Some of them work and other do not work. The ones that do work last for a few weeks or months. My family is packing my bags right now. In a few days, marijuana will be giving me some needed relief.

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Would Forensic Nurses make a difference?

June 15, 2009

If I wanted to create terrorists, what would be the best way to go about it? Possibly torturing and trying to justify that behavior when we criticized other countries for the same behaviors….maybe invading a country that did not provoke attack and torturing their countrymen. Maybe another means might be involving ourselves in a social fabric that has existed for thousands of years and hoping to politically change them through torture, coercion and unfair detention with no legal representation or repercussions. While being detained at Gitmo, who cared for the detainees? Were there nurses present, or even available? If so, are they subject to the same code of behavior as their civilian cohorts? Or were the detainees attended by corpsmen? Does the same code of ethics rule military nurses as civilian nurses or like all things military, does the military law and code of ethics take precedent? If there were nurses there, were they so frightened by the events of 9/11 that they approved of interrogation methods that were obviously inhuman? Does the military utilize nurses trained in forensics? Does that not sound like a great idea if they don’t? If they are not utilized with the medical services, are they involved with the military police or intelligence? An unfortunate chapter that mars the greatness of the US could have greatly been improved by forensic nurses with enough rank to influence the treatment of the prisoners of war.

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Courtroom Preparartion Consultation

June 5, 2009

Can you consult with our organization? We want to provide services similiar to what you provide. We want to help our clients do well in courtroom situations. Anxiety and fear are the subjects we address the most. Some time is spent with our clients in assisting them. However, a significant number of our clients need additional time, encouragement, and practice.

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May 27, 2009
Title; Deposition, comment
Thank you for your posting. We provide consultation and preparation service for various types of healthcare workers. These include nurses, physicians, massage therapists, physical therapists, transcriptionists, coders, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, technicians, billing clerks, transporters, occupational therapists, and others.

Original Post:
May 1, 2009
Title: Deposition
I am not a forensic nurse. I was called to give a deposition. I thought
I was prepared because of watching many court shows on television.
Everything was drastically different! When I left the deposition, my
body felt like it was ran over my a Mac truck. I was in tears and I
could not function for the rest of the day. Prior to my deposition, I
wished I had known you were available to help me prepare. Actually I
did not know I needed to prepare. More healthcare workers should know
that your services exist and that they should prepare for depositions.

Original Post:
May 20, 2009
Title: Forensic Nursing Education Consulting, comment
Yes, our organization provides consulting about Forensic Nursing
education. Consulting is provided in-person and/or online. Some of the
most prominent areas include
1. testifying as a forensic nurse
2. depositions
3. overcoming stage fright
4. courtroom testimony

Original Post:
May 18, 2009
Title: Forensic Nursing Education Consulting
Does your organization provide consulting about Forensic Nursing education?

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Deposition, comment

May 27, 2009

Thank you for your posting. We provide consultation and preparation service for various types of healthcare workers. These include nurses, physicians, massage therapists, physical therapists, transcriptionists, coders, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, technicians, billing clerks, transporters, occupational therapists, and others.

Original Post:
May 1, 2009
Title: Deposition
I am not a forensic nurse. I was called to give a deposition. I thought
I was prepared because of watching many court shows on television.
Everything was drastically different! When I left the deposition, my
body felt like it was ran over my a Mac truck. I was in tears and I
could not function for the rest of the day. Prior to my deposition, I
wished I had known you were available to help me prepare. Actually I
did not know I needed to prepare. More healthcare workers should know
that your services exist and that they should prepare for depositions.

Original Post:
May 20, 2009
Title: Forensic Nursing Education Consulting, comment
Yes, our organization provides consulting about Forensic Nursing
education. Consulting is provided in-person and/or online. Some of the
most prominent areas include
1. testifying as a forensic nurse
2. depositions
3. overcoming stage fright
4. courtroom testimony

Original Post:
May 18, 2009
Title: Forensic Nursing Education Consulting
Does your organization provide consulting about Forensic Nursing education?

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