RH Bill? Teka lang, Nurse ako eh...
by Alexis Roy C. Encarnacion on Saturday, 21 May 2011
I am a nurse.
I have pledged before God to devote myself into the welfare of those committed to my care. That devotion includes upholding a quality of life to those people whom my profession can reach.
I also remembered a promising line from the Code of Honor in college where in 'I firmly ordained myself to respect the life in nature around me and defend from abuse and destruction,' which made me further believe that I should stand for what is RIGHT, even if it means I am to stand alone, though I know I am not.
In this country's top issue on Reproductive Health Bill, we should know where to stand and how to openly discuss the matters on RH bill. Even if it conflicts the relationship between religion and science in its sense and nature, we have to recognize every single detail then realize what can RH bill do for the country's alarming situation, especially that the infant and maternal morbidity and mortality are increased.
As I include the children in the next generation who will benefit from RH bill, whether it becomes a law or not, I will always remember that I was once a child who grew up and has developed to become aware of my health, which includes the proper education I attained from school and solely from my family whenever we discuss about Reproductive Health and issues.
IN FACT, for all I know, I AM a product of a Dominican college where its fulfilling mission to provide TOTAL Human Development has really fulfilled me. IT has been relevant to my 21 years of Christian life. It appears to be IRONIC when such group of churchly people made me achieve such human development, thus, leading me to support the RH Bill.
In other words, the Reproductive Health Bill will help promote sustainable human development. Do you want to know the "whys" of RH Bill? Spend few minutes of your life to read the article linked on this note. You may have come to know and understand what RH Bill is all about, what it is for and how it clearly corrects the misconceptions which 'blinded' the opposition.
INVITATION TO WATCH:
***On Sunday, May 22, 2011, let US all, especially Filipino RNs, watch the Grand Debate on RH Bill to be aired in Ch.11 (GMANEWSTV, or in other news-related channel) and come to realize that RH Bill is not as immoral or as bad as we think. RH Bill is not an ANTI-LIFE bill but in fact a PRO-QUALITY LIFE bill! Plus, we nurses may want to know our multi-faceted and versatile role when it comes to Reproductive Health teaching. RH bill can also provide opportunities for nurses to serve not only patients in the hospital, but also caringly serve the families in the communities. You know what I'm talking about: OPPORTUNITY.
So this is my conviction:
I believe in God to become a good nurse.I stand for what is right.Even if I stand alone, though I know I am not,I stand FOR RH Bill!
- ARCE, RN