You are a nursing supervisor in a busy emergency room. One of your nurses approaches you stating that one of h?

You are a nursing supervisor in a busy emergency room. One of your nurses approaches you stating that one of her patients has AIDS and currently has an open wound. The nurse states that due to her religious beliefs toward AIDS and a concern for contracting a blood-borne infection, she is asking to be reassigned to another patient. WHAT OAHA GUIDELINE WHOULD COME INTO PLAY?

Asked By: Tara - 4/27/2011
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None. First of all AIDS has nothing to do with religion. Second of all she is a NURSE.She would be aware of the things she would be coming into contact with when she went to school for that occupation.She would have to suck it up and do her job.Especially in a busy ER. There would no time for that kind of nonsense. She... More
Answered By: Lori - 4/27/2011
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I did read some where that does with religious qualms can be excused from dealing with aids patients,but that was some years ago.contacting blood-borne infections is just part of the job.This is so wrong,she has a job to do and all patients deserve to be treated with respect and she has no right to judge,who does she... More
Answered By: light - 4/27/2011
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