What are you facilities call off policies?
I think my work stinks, if we call of more than 3 times in a rounding year we either get a verbal or written warning, or suspended if it's more than 5. The only exceptions are if you use medical leave or are one of those grandfathered into a previous policy they had. Doctor excuses mean nothing to our hospital.
So basically you have to come to work sick so you don't get in trouble, and patients have told me that they don't want sick nurses taking care of them.
What are your policies and how would you change them? If I had a say in the matter, if you have a doctor's excuse stating the illness, treatment and when you saw the doctor, it should not be held against you.