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Ethical principles: Respect for those we serve

My mother’s name was called, and we left the waiting room to approach the hospital desk to complete paperwork for her outpatient procedure. The clerk immediately began to ask me questions. “What is her full name? What is her address?” Embarrassed for the admittance clerk and my mother, I suggested, “Why don’t you ask her?” …

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Care not same as caring

When “Dianne Butler’s” mother was rushed to the emergency room with signs of a heart attack, the ER nurses quickly cut away her snug, pullover silk shift. Hurrying to do CPR and start IVs, that dress was the last thing they were worried about…

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