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  •  Temple is not Congress (0+ / 0-)

    And Temple did not create a law that limits your right to free speech.  Thus and therefore, you still have your right to free speech.

    •  It's the HRhole's quote. (0+ / 0-)

      Which you would know if you had read the diary.

      neca politicos omnes; deus suos agnoscet.

      by khereva on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 04:12:51 AM PDT

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    •  I support the nurses strike as I can see parts of (4+ / 0-)
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      Temple University from my bedroom window right now. I am a Temple U. alumn and am very troubled by this strike. The last hospital I will ever visit now is Temple. That maybe the legacy of this strike. It is now nation-wide news that in a city where there are some of the best medical facilities in America (Children's Hospital, Shea, Wills Eye, Fox Chase Cancer are considered the best in their field), this just put me on notice that Temple is not the place to go if I need medical care even though it's a few blocks from where I live. I am all for unions and strikes, and if Temple nurses needed to walk out, so be it. However, as a resident, I'm not going there anymore. I'll go to Jefferson, HUP, anywhere else that doesn't have this kind of shit going on between management and labor.

      Knowledge is a two edged sword, yes, I applaud the nurses for fighting for better patient care, yet, by doing so, they just told me the hospital lacks enough nurses, that management refuses to consider patient care over profits, etc. Why would I ever consider going to Temple for any medical care, even if I went to school there?

      People are consumers, and they do shop for the best quality of services, especially when it comes to our health. This whole thing just placed Temple at the very bottom of medical services. That's not about liberalism to someone who has medical issues, it's about consumerism. That being said, GO NURSES! Maybe that will improve things at my alma mater.

      Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature...Einstein

      by tazz on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 05:11:18 AM PDT

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      •  As Florence Nightingale said, (4+ / 0-)
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        "It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm." and, "I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results."

        If you're in a position to do so, please join the nurses and show your support for their advocacy, which is all about making Temple better. As an alum, hold them accountable.

        No patient should ever have to fear that their community hospital wouldn't have enough nurses available to provide the care they need. All of us are justifiably alarmed by the actions of Temple, as an employer, to try to silence nurses and encumber their ability to provide the care patients deserve.

        Thanks for your support of our nurses who are out there on the picket line fighting to protect their professional duty to advocate for their patients and their practice. May their actions bring results!

      •  you must have excellent health insurance. (0+ / 0-)

        To be able to pick and chose where you want to get your care.

      •  Ha ha (0+ / 0-)

        You state that nurses are  fighting for better patient care? Are you serious? They are fighting for free college tuition for their children.

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