As part of this site we have had people submit personal testimonies about how mandatory vaccination requirements have effected them. These are their stories.
Name: FB Designation: LPN
Years of Education: 2 Years Worked as a HCP: 15
What lead you you to choose this career?
Destiny and opportunity led me to my career. I was in the right place at the right time. I was fortunate enough to be offered the LPN course in my small town. Having a career caring for people on both a physical and emotional level has been one of the most rewarding choices I have made. I hope in my career I can help ease emotional and physical suffering. Help to honor dignity for those who feel the loss of it in their suffering. To hold space for our dying and their loved ones. What makes me passionate about my career is knowing that I am needed and that I have worked hard at my skills to be a good nurse that I hope can make people feel the comfort and care I want them to have. Nursing is not for everyone and I feel if us nurses did not have the passion we would not do it.
What does your profession teach about patient-professional relations?
What is important to me in my professional relations with my patient is their freedom of choice. What we are taught is the right to refuse, patient centered care, informed consent. This is <taught> in school and under the umbrella of AHS and instilled in us until now. However this ethic should not have to be instilled in us this is just common sense and good morals too
Are the ethical standards you provide to others, provided to you?
At the moment they are not being provided to me by being forced to take an experimental jab. I am having my right to refuse obliterated.
Describe the impact of forced/coerced/bullied vaccinations has on you.
I have been suffering anxiety due to loss of control over my own body. Fear for my family. Fear of the loss of a career I love. I have felt hopeless some days to the point of wanting to run but I can't I am trapped as there is no where right now that is not suffering what I am. I wake thinking of covid talk all day about covid and fall asleep thinking of covid. My colleagues have been bullies mostly indirectly by horrible comments about patient choices or by giving cold shoulder. This past month my anxiety/panic attacks before work is not facing covid patients and hard work its dealing with other nurses, management and staff remarks and judgement.
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