A group for medically employed or other interested parties to discuss medicine, atheism, and religion's impact on our day-to-day work and on our profession; a place to exchange thoughts, ideas, and crazy stories. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

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Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2014

WELCOME!! PLEASE FEEL FREE to post new topics and share your experiences as a medically employed atheist, (or a patient or a visitor/family member!--ALL are welcome here)
Let's discuss everything from serious topics and issues, to how our work life is impacted by religion around us, to 'war stories'.

This here chat box might not ever get much use, BUT i wanted to show off i did learn how to do this from Bryan Paul!!!

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HERE IS JUKEBOX FOR MEDICOS. Still tweaking it, adding and deleting, still taking requests on the "REQUESTS" thread of this group. Some of the songs requested weren't available on Playlist...and some will disappear, the way Playlist songs always do...
but, who knew there were so many songs with the word "Nurse" in the title??

Most of these songs were chosen by TITLE, and lyrics may not have much to do with medicos, and the song itself might bite, LOLS!! Honestly, i haven't even listened to all of them yet, and will probably delete many when i do hear them!! =P
But some of these are downright funny!

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

Discussion Forum

atheist medical personnel on circumcission

Started by PsycheSATANi. Last reply by Sammy Ahmed Dec 15, 2014. 3 Replies

we know about the advantages of circumcission, now the question is whether u (an atheist medical person) wil encourage circumcission? if yes, then to how much extent? wil u advise atheists to have…Continue

Atheist Choice for "religious preference"

Started by Gretchen. Last reply by Pope Beanie Dec 8, 2014. 2 Replies

As a parent of 3 kids with complex medical needs, it never ceases to amaze me the continued stigma of disclosing yourself as a nontheist. All of our hospitals have a question about our preference for…Continue

Disappearing Metal Plate

Started by Alexander Weiss May 3, 2013. 0 Replies

So my mother just told me a story about how my grandfather her father has a metal plate in his skull for a while, first was steel, then they switched to like a hard rubber and then a silver plate.…Continue

Tags: anomaly, medical

religious hindrance to medical practice

Started by PsycheSATANi. Last reply by PsycheSATANi Oct 8, 2011. 5 Replies

to all those who are in medical profession or have keenly observed the medical practice, what is that one strongly held religious belief that annoys doctors or other people in medical or paramedical…Continue

How do you handle medical woo?

Started by ungodlynews. Last reply by Mike0301 Aug 5, 2011. 4 Replies

As medical professionals, a primary function of our job is to educate our patients on topics related to their health. So what do you do when a patient is using products or remedies that have…Continue

Tags: woo, medicine, placebo, skeptic

Republican majority harms female health.

Started by Misty: Baytheist Living! Jan 23, 2011. 0 Replies The lawmakers are drafting, and some have already…Continue

Tags: banning, roe, vs., wade, laws

Types of anemia

Started by Alyaa. Last reply by Alyaa Sep 15, 2010. 20 Replies

Anemia is reduce of the red cell mass due to a lowering in the Hb conc or the RBC count    Types of anemia ::    1- Iron deficiency   In Laboratory there is many results for Iron deficiency anemia…Continue

Why does god let so many women die in Africa and not in the west?

Started by Angela Gorman. Last reply by Angela Gorman Sep 12, 2010. 13 Replies

Strange..this god person kills off so many of the people/women that believe in him/her in Africa because they are so poor, yet people in the west are living longer than ever before AND attendances at…Continue

How Do You Trust Your Provider, When The Waiting Room Is A Display Case?

Started by NoSacredCow. Last reply by NoSacredCow Sep 9, 2010. 5 Replies

A common complaint by providers these days (in America that is) is that they aren't making as much money as they used to. (Aaawwww and here we thought the idea was to help people.) Medicare has cut…Continue

Tags: nutraceuticals, GNC, supplements

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Comment by NoSacredCow on September 1, 2010 at 4:16pm
Everyone should have their advanced directives filled out with their provider. Signed and dated. Those instructions must also be conveyed to loved ones. (Loud and clear). We shouldn't have to see any more Schiavo's. We shouldn't have to need any more Kevorkians. We should have a right to choose our personal plan of treatment and to deny further treatment and to choose our expiration date if the need arises. We also shouldn't have the right to order or deny treatment for another.

If I am riddled with cancer I want the pain managed and I want to go peacefully listening to my favorite music.

My stepfather was in his 90's when he lost his fight with Alzheimer's this past December. Every night he listened to his favorite Bob Marley cd. on his last day, when the cd completed playing, so did he.
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 31, 2010 at 3:32pm
Is your doctor's religion relevant?
August 26, 2010

The religious beliefs of doctors strongly influence the decisions they make when people are close to death, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Professor of medical sociology Clive Seale and cross bench peer Baroness Finlay debate whether patients should take an interest in their doctor's religious beliefs.

LISTEN to this (5.5 min.) Discussion HERE:
Comment by NoSacredCow on August 30, 2010 at 4:53pm
Hi Jean,
It took me a while to join the group because I first needed to change my login in name and pic. (I'm on your friends list so it may take a moment or two for you to figure out who I is/was)

I'm an EMR implementer (ok everyone all at once BOO-HiiiSSSS) and I work closely with a large number of medical practices across the country. But I have to maintain some anonymity when I post on these boards due to the odd number of religiously oriented practices I am forced to deal with. (Almost all of them are in the south, big surprise there).

If anyone has questions about electronic medical records or getting started, or how it affects Meaningful Use or PQRI, I'll be happy to try to help. But only as a fellow atheist not as a way of getting my company additional business. (I got out of the sales side years ago.)
Comment by M on August 25, 2010 at 9:32pm
I'm happy about this group-- nice, Jean! I'm an RN student who just started my second (and final) year of the program. Obviously, I'm an atheist with an atheist husband and two daughters whom I'm hoping are atheists-in-the-making. I love my family, love science, love reading, love running, love nature, and am a pretty happy, laid-back gal in general.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on August 24, 2010 at 12:19pm
I'm a commercial diver medic and total biology nerd. Great group idea!
Comment by Chuck G on August 24, 2010 at 11:44am
Jean, once again you out did yourself on the choice of photo tags, this time for the group mascot. Heath is so cute as TV nurse.
Comment by Andrew Bernhard on August 23, 2010 at 8:24am
Hello all,

I'm a podiatry student in Ohio, with a strong interest in evolution and skepticism. I have three years left, plus three years residency, but, after that, if anyone requires some skeptical, godless foot care, I'll be around.

Comment by Angela Gorman on August 22, 2010 at 5:23pm
One of the conditions we place on the provision is that the women are not to be told that a charity is providing the free medications which are saving their lives. We want them to believe that their country values them sufficiently that they are providing them. For us it's a dignity issue. The meds HAVE to be given free of charge.. the staff know the consequences from me if I find out the women are being charged.. I do monitoring visits! It makes me soooo mad when I'm in Africa and I see the missionaries driving round in their mostly white 4x4 vehicles with the names of the churches on the side.. it's like "we're here to save your souls.. aren't we wonderful" It's sod their bodies.. if all the money poured into sending missionaries to Africa was redirected into organisations such as ours with no overheads, tens of thousands more women and babies would be saved and THEN the world REALLY would be a better place!
Comment by Angela Gorman on August 22, 2010 at 5:18pm
Hi Jean Marie, I'm at home, in Cardiff Wales. I'll be going to Sierra Leone on 1st Oct for a week, back a couple of weeks then to Zimbabwe for about 10days to set the provision of the medications up in probably the poorest hospital I will have been in... and I've been in some very poor hospitals over the past 4+1/2yrs. It's amazing though.. I am very privileged to do this work and it only confirms my atheism.. there can't possibly be a god. I come from a very lucky country where we have no worries about healthcare. People walk for hours to see a Dr. Women are brought into hospital in wheelbarrows, in bikes or laying on a door that has been ripped off its hinges.. or worse still they are just left at the roadside to die.
Comment by Angela Gorman on August 22, 2010 at 6:36am
Oh yes, the condom thing is rife!! Mind you the one ray of hope is that the young people are determined not to have large families, so we're winning there! I asked a man in Uganda last November why he had 8 children.. and did he actually want 8? He said no, that there was no information for him!! He then quite sternly asked me "What are you doing for us men?" I told him.. "We're keeping your wives alive!" Unlike me, he was speechless!

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