I have to confess that, as a general rule, I’m not crazy about nurse bloggers. Unlike the flesh-and-blood nurses I have worked with, they are too often … well … dull. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I followed a link from Kevin, MD to Crass-Pollination.
Nurse K’s “let’s cut through the BS” writing style is refreshingly animated, and never more so than when she’s taking on the sanctimonious N=1 at Universal Health. Here’s what K had to say about N=1′s castigation of President Bush regarding SCHIP:
An FYI to the parents of the world or people who are considering the lifelong job of parenthood: YOU’RE supposed to be taking care of YOUR OWN KIDS! It’s not the government’s job to take care of your kids!
Compare that lively observation with the turgid cant perpetrated by the “Speaker for All Nurses,” as K has hilariously dubbed N=1.
[Bush] is creating and promulgating the conditions of disability, disease, poverty without the means to escape joblessness, homelessness, and he is creating an enormous underclass which is increasingly becoming …
She goes on and on and on and on like this. Even without the excruciating prose style, incessant moralizing, and misapplication of words like “promulgating,” this stuff would be irretrievably boring.
The agony of reading N=1′s egregious writing is exacerbated by the fact that she is wrong about SCHIP. As I have pointed out here, that fraudulent legislation has less to do with children than with the surreptitious implementation of socialized medicine.
So, in my not-so-humble opinion, what the world needs now is more clear-eyed nurse bloggers like K, and fewer windbags like N=1.