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You may wish to contact Physicians for Life for ideas or job leads working with pro-life doctors:

http://www.physiciansforlife.org/
(08-12-2011, 08:25 AM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-12-2011, 02:18 AM)atlantis587 Wrote: [ -> ]This all looks very familiar...

Laura?

He means the OP appeared on another forum.
(08-12-2011, 09:23 AM)Allan Wrote: [ -> ]You may wish to contact Physicians for Life for ideas or job leads working with pro-life doctors:

http://www.physiciansforlife.org/

That's what I was going to suggest.  In my archdiocese, there are a few OB-GYNs who advertise in the archdiocesan newspaper that they are pro-life, do not prescribe contraceptives or do abortion referrals.  One teaches NFP. 
(08-12-2011, 01:23 AM)Someone1776 Wrote: [ -> ]A friend of a friend of mine asked if I could make this post for her. She's interested in learning more about tradition but isn't a trad (though she is Catholic), so she's looking for your opinions and advice. She's a nursing student who will be graduating and looking for work soon.

Here's her question:

Quote:  Hello everyone,

I am in my last year of nursing school. I will be graduating with a BSN in nursing and I would love to start my career in a hospital working in maternal/child health. Once I get enough experience, I want to go back to school and become a women's health nurse practitioner or a certified nurse midwife. My dream job would be working in a public health position to improve infant and maternal health outcomes in at risk women and their babies.

Unfortunately, this specialty field is full of moral issues (contraception, abortion, etc.). Plus, almost everyone who works in women's health is a pro-choice liberal feminist. I'm at the complete opposite end of the spectrum: I'm a pro-life conservative who believes in traditional gender roles.

I have already begun looking at job descriptions. Almost all of them include some sort of "family planning" role (basically, counseling on contraceptives as a registered nurse and prescribing contraceptives as a nurse practitioner). Obviously, I would not be able to do this. I believe this would create a lot of tension in the workplace, among many other things.

So basically, do you think it is possible for a Catholic nurse to work in this field without compromising her religious beliefs?

Thoughts? Comments? Do you know any pro-life nurses who work in this field? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.  
 

Also, before we jump right into the whole "traditional gender roles indicate that women don't work outside the home!" business, please note that this person isn't married and doesn't have a family to raise. Also please note that midwifery is a traditional occupation for a woman. Also, she's going to be reading your responses, so be nice!


Ummm, why does anyone want to work in "public health" to begin with...is this some college student dreamed up version of altuistic jobs or something?


Why not just become a mid wife and join another midwife practice...start your own practice or be a midwife at a hospital where you don't have those issues?


Or locate an MD you are able to work under as a nurse practitioner who's philosophy is in line with yours....they exist...at least in the US....but you can't be a socialist  or everything you claim you stand for will be out the door...
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