What if the federal government read allnurses?

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    I read and relate to posts and topics regarding nurses being overworked, not taking breaks, crying, feeling like they want to run from the hospital beer to come back again. Feel like they are giving subpar care because that's all we humanly are able to give.the medication errors that are due to understaffing and the near misses.

    Would the federal government consider making a change for safari reasonably staffing and work conditions?

    Just wondering
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    Probably not. I'm sure they're pretty well aware of many of these issues as well as challenges faced by other workers. But change happens from political pressure, not awareness.
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    There's hospital beer on the safari? I'd like to work there.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, OCNRN63, twinmommy+2, and 11 others like this.
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    Really hate the auto correct on my I phone. No matter how many times I change it, it switches back. And there is a delay on my phone. Sorry about that.
    DizzyLizzyNurse and GrnTea like this.
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    First they would have to care. So i doubt anything would happen.
    nuzzre, SE_BSN_RN, SoldierNurse22, and 9 others like this.
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    It would have to take a MASS exodus of nurses, especially non union nurses leaving or demonstrating about the issues across the country for even a conversation to get started.
    I say non-union because there is this idea that unions are bad....if private sector employees are picketing, including agency and new grads, and no one want to work at any of the facilities, including support staff, that will certainly make a difference...
    SE_BSN_RN, Wise Woman RN, and lindarn like this.
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    Or if everyone unionized and became active in the union we'd have more bargaining power with healthcare facilities. But the government does not like to step in the toes of private business.
    SE_BSN_RN and lindarn like this.
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    Quote from hiddencatRN
    Or if everyone unionized and became active in the union we'd have more bargaining power with healthcare facilities. But the government does not like to step in the toes of private business.
    That's if a percentage of nurses would realized being an organized voice is not a bad thing...and I see that happening as much as the government looking into the current climate

    I also stated nurses who work for private businesses EXPOSE that they are violating federal laws (ie overtime, and a ton of other issues that occur that violate labor laws), I find it may have a tad bit more attention...I believe the government will most certainly step ALL over their toes.
    lindarn likes this.
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    They can't get insurance right, not much hope.
    SoldierNurse22 likes this.
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    I'm sure the federal government reads AN. And I'm sure that they see our posts as just rants on some random internet forum and so don't put a lot of stock in it. After all, anything and everything is on the web nowadays, there's no special trick to it.

    Yes, I know AN is far more than that to us. But in their eyes, what makes us special?

    I don't see the government really caring about all of the masses, not when the Almighty Dollar and political interests seem to be first on their minds.


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