Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The nursing pledge


Nightingale Pledge, 1935
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practise my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping, and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavour to aid the physician in his work, and as a 'missioner of health' I will dedicate myself to devoted service to human welfare.
So a nurses pledge specifically excludes strike action over pay. 'I endeavour to aid the physician in his work, and as a 'missioner of health' I will dedicate myself to devoted service to human welfare.'

So any nurse who goes on a strike over wages, ceases to be a nurse. Nurses have no need to stike, Our lives are in their hands. So if nurses call a strike, they leave nursing.

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