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Medical Atheists

Atheists working / interested in the medical / health arena including psych. Discussion about abortion, right to die, suicide, the interference of religion in healthcare etc etc

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Comment by unholyroller on January 10, 2009 at 11:11pm
Hello......hello??? You guys still out there??? I'm a RN in Oklahoma. Guess how much fun that is! Actually, I love what I do but must agree with Mr. Davis. The reliance on god's intervention is maddening sometimes. At least 30 times a day I hear.."We're juss prayen an prayen an we juss know god's gonna heal 'im". It's really hard not ask "And how's that working out for ya so far?" It's sad, really. Dosn't anyone realize that if there was a god who truely answered prayer that NO ONE would die? Good advise from Daniel. I've suggested these very things myself. And it is galling when I get a difficult IV stick on the first try and everyone starts wailing "Thank ya Jeeeesus!" That's when I really have to bite my tongue! Jesus didn't start your IV, dumbass...I did! But....I just smile and carry on. In an environment where a nurse can be fired for being "rude" one must be careful. ........and they wonder why there's a nursing shortage! Thanks for letting me rant. I'm so glad this group is here!
Comment by Daniel W on November 29, 2008 at 8:55pm
If you are in a hospital setting, maybe you could suggest something like "I can ask for the chaplain to visit - they would be much better at it than I am"? Or "Do you have a pastor that you would like for me to call?"
Comment by Heather on November 19, 2008 at 6:49pm
How does everyone deal with patients who ask you to say a verbal prayer for them, right then and there? As a nurse, I feel the duty to provide comfort, but I am really uncomfortable with it.
Comment by Auntie Meggles on August 26, 2008 at 12:10am
I worked in a military lab for a few years and will be working in one again. What always got me was how patients seemed to survive on god's will, when the doctors, nurses, lab and x ray techs among others put in all the work. Otherwise I have to say the lab is awesome.
Comment by Isaac on July 29, 2008 at 9:46pm
My job as a EMT actually is what brought me to Atheism. I realized from the things I see that that either: 1.God has abandoned us. 2. God is a Sadist. 3. God does not exist.
Guess what I picked? :)
Comment by Pam on July 28, 2008 at 1:50pm
welcome to all the new members :)

Lets get some discussion going - anyone got something they weant to debate?

And I know I started this group but it would be good for other members to play a big role in it- as you all know who work in medical / healthcare, the work patterns can be awful and I'm not always able to keep up with everything.
Comment by PhillyChief on July 21, 2008 at 12:04am
I very interested in medicine and have done a fair amount of medical animation work.
Comment by Goldfishflakes on July 20, 2008 at 10:02pm
I'm very much interested in medicine. Current undergrad...going to apply for medical school in about two years.
Comment by Mark Frederick Heil on July 17, 2008 at 5:02pm
Hi everyone, just a quick intro. I'm a Cytogenetic Technologist working in a lab in Connecticut.

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