Monday, March 15, 2010

Putting the "Social" in Socialized Medicine

Like King Wally, I also have found an article that SEEMS like a Onion piece. A nurses' union in the Netherlands is starting a campaign to combat demands that they should provide sexual favors to patients as part of care.

It all started when a patient tried to dismiss a young nurse that refused to, um, give him a "happy ending" -- even though she'd witnessed other nurses doing so as part of his "care".

This brings up a few points:

  1. If I'd changed the location to just "Europe", we'd all have guessed, "The Netherlands", right?
  2. I think this is going to be used by both parties as ammo in the health care debate -- by the GOP to the Christian right and the Dems to Maxim readers.
  3. Did Melinda or Janice* ever do a travel nursing stint in Amsterdam?
* That's "J-Ro" or "Tranny-Girl" to you.


Chad W said...

One of these days I'll have to contribute a whole blog post, instead of just sending you links.

jtingermany said...

Suuuuuure you will, champ, sure you will.

But if you ever want to, guest posting is available!