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Journal of Nursing

Nurse’s Legal Plight 

by Sabrina Sniffen [email protected]


I see that your heart is in peril


I have only but a moment to stop


I hope my brief words help


Though I feel it is not enough


 


I am told I should not say


How very busy I am, to this I may agree


Truth be told, legalities have bogged me with paperwork


Among my many other tasks


 


I would love to tell you


The condition of your lifelong friend


I am told not to provide information


To names not on the list


 


I would like to help with your request


But I am afraid it is against protocol


All things with good intentions


Seem to have gone overboard


 


With failure to think—


People do not line up neatly on black and white lines


There are not enough boxes to fit each individual


Yet, I am asked to try and force that which cannot be


 


I love to help people


With remorse, I express


Have I lived to see the day


Legality triumphs over humanity?


 


When dealing with the fragilities of the human heart


Where does one set limits?


Who constructs with walls of definitions?


 


Boxes set to confine an illness or condition


Leaving the inflicted receiving incomplete treatment


By forgetting to see the whole of human existence

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