Last Rights

Last Rights

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Lena Campbell started this petition to Governor Larry Hogan and

I'm starting this petition because I work at a nursing home and I find it hard to believe that the resident aren't allowed to have a religious affiliate come in to read them there last rights. I didn't know this until just a few days ago. It's due to the covid-19 outbreak and trust me I understand the reason behind keeping the residents safe, but keep in mind all that has been taking away from the since the pandemic. I find myself telling the residents at least twice a day they can't have visits today, sometimes repeating it to the same resident because they don't understand. I'm a GNA, so I have to be their advocate. That's why I'm writing this petition. I understand why we have to wear masks and cover our gowns, even though the residents miss looking at what scrubs we are wearing that day, and human contact is limited, something else taken from them. They can't go to the dinning room anymore because it's closed so they have to sit in their rooms to eat. They miss talking to their friends, visiting with their families. We do what we can by providing hallway bingo, kick ball but nothing compares to the human contact they desire. My point is, so much was already taking from them when they went into a nursing home, their privacy, their independence, their spouse, their children, and even their home. then comes along the covid-19 and now they don't even have human contact, they can't even get visits, its draining to someone emotionally. Let's not take their last right to have their religious affiliate visit them while they are dying, let's at least give them that dignity to not have their religious beliefs taking from them because of a virus. 

I am requesting that we allow the residents in nursing homes to have their religious affiliate visit them during their last days. Let's not take their last right. 

Please, if you agree sign my petition to help be the voice of these people who need a voice the most. 

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